Autonomous shuttles: an integral part of new transit ecosystems?

Bestmile believes that the future of urban mobility will likely rely on AV shuttles being part of the mix; ride-hailing and traditional public transit alone will not cut the mustard. By Betti Hunter

Mobility futurists often paint a vivid picture of the future. Descriptions of how new and established transit options might work together in harmony conjure up visions of orderly traffic moving unimpeded through city streets, private and public transport that runs like clockwork, and a populace seamlessly hopping from one service to another as part of a single journey. It is an appealing dream, especially as cities increasingly attempt to tackle once and for all the dual blights of congestion and pollution. The prospect of adding futuristic, as yet unseen vehicle technologies to the mix is the cherry on top….

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