While a landmark study on Uber and Lyft remains forthcoming, Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen is publishing her team’s assessment of one-way car-sharing company Car2go on Tuesday. “We had access to an unprecedented data set where we were really able to ask all the questions we wanted to ask,” she says, like what people were doing to get around before they started using the service and how it has changed their behavior since then.
Drive, ride or share? It’s a question more people are asking themselves as transportation options are rapidly evolving. But what does it mean for road congestion and the environment?
In the first-ever North American one-way carsharing impact study, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) reveals that car2go has a substantive impact on improving urban mobility and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Consumers must be made aware of any self-driving technology's capabilities and limitations, says Steven Shladover, program manager for mobility at California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH), a University of California, Berkeley, intelligent transportation systems research and development program.
In the second episode of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast, Susan Shaheen, Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley; Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC); and Director, Innovative Mobility Research, discusses shared mobility and how the business models in this transportation delivery segment will continue to evolve. Susan is an internationally recognized leader in innovative mobility research, focused on carsharing, bikesharing, and ridesharing.