MD's End-to-end in Mega project including its management and solutions, the autonomous vehicles contribute to sustainable mobility planning.
The autonomous vehicles (AVs) and working to define a tipping point in AV development timelines to make them a reality of tomorrow.
Building upon the relevant use cases identified in the IAMI's project, it is focused on concretizing the formula for the feasible and efficient integration of AVs in the public transport network, while quantifying their contribution to the objectives of sustainable mobility planning.
Cities are focusing on developing a more livable environment, implementing the visions and goals stated in their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), but are struggling to understand the potential impacts of novel mobility solutions combined with policy actions.
The sustainable autonomous mobility, vehicles and solutions. Sustainable mobility also includes the important notion of access to mobility, regardless of income or location. Sustainable mobility includes equity in accessibility, with particular attention to more vulnerable groups of the population and geographical areas at risk of social exclusion.
Avoiding motorized trips and reducing trip frequencies and distances of all modes, shifting individual motorized transport towards public and active mobility modes, and. improving the energy efficiency, technology, accessibility and safety of the transport system.
The highly advanced computers controlling autonomous mobility that allow for a much smoother driving experience – with speed and acceleration under control and thus a more efficient fuel use – make them a more environmentally friendly alternative in terms of electricity consumed and overall air pollution generated.
Regarding social sustainability, autonomous driving technology enables transportation to currently under-served areas with limited options for getting around as it reduces the costs per passenger-kilometer when the driver is no longer needed for every vehicle in operation.
According to Research, a market research and consulting company, the U.S. autonomous vehicles market will balloon into a $186 billion industry by 2030, up from $4 billion in 2021.
The transport authorities take a proactive role to operate AV fleets cooperatively by integrating with their public transport network and other sustainable solutions, there is a strong opportunity to reach desired outcomes. This third scenario would enhance the public transport network with AVs and shared mobility services of different sizes, potentially enabling the opportunity to transport every citizen to their destination.
The scenario represents a promising alternative to car ownership: (i) it offers seamless door-to-door mobility (for people and freight) that is both comfortable and convenient through a combination of services; (ii) provides the service at lower operational costs (driverless); (iii) improves energy efficiency and air quality (fewer cars, more fleet electrification); (iv) enhances accessibility to key services for less mobile persons; and (v) improves safety due to fewer human errors (related to 90 per cent of road accidents), contributing to ‘Vision Zero’. Thus, resulting in more accessible, healthier, greener, more inclusive and safer cities, as well as in suburban and rural areas.
The MORROWLAND E-Motive program is developing virtual concepts for fully autonomous mobility-as-a-service solutions with a safe, convenient and comfortable user experience at the core of its design.
We are designing a cost-effective, safe and sustainable transportation solution which is enabled by state-of-the-art engineering and Advanced High-Strength MORROWLAND technologies.
The MORROWLAND E-Motive vehicle is fully compliant with global inner-city driving requirements, the unique requirements of the mobility as a service sector. The compact design has 4-wheel steering and highspeed functionality. The vehicle is designed for a mixed environment where both autonomous and conventional vehicles will be operating.
Designed for with high-volume manufacture in mind. By using Advanced High-Strength MORROWLAND and existing body assembly facilities and methodologies, the vehicle concept is ready for global production from 2025 onwards.
The MORROWLAND E-Motive vehicle concept is designed for the lowest total life cycle emissions. Fully battery electric functionality eliminates tailpipe emissions. Advanced High-Strength MORROWLAND is enabling a lightweight body structure which increases vehicle efficiency. It is also enabling a reduction of the carbon footprint during the manufacturing process and at the end of the vehicle’s serviceable life.