Integration into the wider transport network is the key to the future development of Low Carbon Vehicles, according to the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC). At the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV2016) on the 14th and 15th September, the TSC will highlight how emerging technologies and business models will enable new ways of reducing transport emissions – both at the vehicle and system level.
According to the TSC, ride hailing apps, car clubs and energy sharing technology are blurring the lines between private ownership and public transport – opening the door to system wide management of congestion and emissions. Meanwhile, connected and autonomous vehicle technology will enable more emission reductions by removing the unpredictable influence of the driver. Localised modelling of pollution will ensure that any potential increase in freight and passenger travel does not adversely affect overall emissions.
Looking ahead, the TSC will highlight the emergence of ‘Mobility as a Service’, which will incorporate traditional cars, driverless vehicles and public transport into a service contract. Such arrangements will be tailored to the individual traveler and could replace vehicle ownership.