PATH's SafeTrip-21 bus tour showed off a variety of high-tech traffic tools, such as interfaces for smart parking and transit connections, and alerts for upcoming work zones and road closures. (Photo: Jay Sullivan)
A new UC Berkeley program designed to introduce students from around the world to Silicon Valley's unique success in innovation and entrepreneurship took another step forward with the signing of an agreement with the French engineering school, École Polytechnique.
ITS Director Alexandre Bayen describes technology advances that are changing mobility, and explains how these new tools will be used on a 20-mile stretch of freeway in southern California as part of a Connected Corridors pilot project. The article was posted recently by the New Cities Foundation.
In a UCTC working paper, Lisa Rayle and colleagues reveal for the first time how app-based ride services, Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar, affect taxi service, transit use, and traffic congestion in San Francisco. The researchers discovered wait times are far longer for taxis than the new on-demand ride services.