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Flexible Ridesharing

Flexible Ridesharing Author Volker Handke
ISBN-10 9783642113451
Release 2012-12-14
Pages 118
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Individual mobility is one of the most important needs of modern society and an important link between private, public and economic life. In contrast, transport also entails severe environmental and social burdens, foiling current efforts for sustainable development. As the main source of CO2 emissions, transport is a prominent driver for climate change, and individual car traffic is responsible for nearly a third of the total energy consumption. However, we have to consider that many commuters feel indeed very dependent on their car. Here, ridesharing promises to contribute to environmental protection, while still offering individual mobility. Although ridesharing options have been discussed since many years, internet and smartphones provide completeley new opportunities to find ridesharing partners today. Thus, this book deals with current efforts on implementing flexible internet- and phone-based ridesharing services. With a main focus on the users‘ perspective, their demands and acceptance limits, we aim to explore success factors for non-profit, but also commercial ridesharing concepts.

Consuming mobility

Consuming mobility Author Jorrit O. Nijhuis
ISBN-10 9789086862429
Release 2013-11-25
Pages 260
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The current fossil fuel-based system of mobility is associated with a wide range of environmental and social problems. There is a growing body of literature on system innovations and transitions which has as a common understanding that long-term transformative change is necessary to deal with these complex problems. However, knowledge on the crucial role of citizen-consumers in sustainable mobility transitions is still underdeveloped. By incorporating the viewpoint of consumption patterns and everyday life routines, this book provides (new) knowledge on the role of citizen-consumers in sustainable mobility transitions. Theoretically, a practice based approach is developed as a novel framework to analyse, understand and influence transition processes to sustainable mobility at the level of everyday life. The focus in each of the three cases studies is on situated interactions between consumers and producers. Amongst these is an analysis of the role environmental information and subsidies in new car purchasing. Also, various examples in which an attempt was made to orchestrate a (modal) shift in commuting practices are examined. Each of the empirical case studies shows the important role of contextual factors in understanding and influencing mobility behaviour of citizen-consumers. In addition, this book helps to understand how and why innovation in mobility practices takes place or not.

Autonomous Driving

Autonomous Driving Author Markus Maurer
ISBN-10 9783662488478
Release 2016-05-21
Pages 706
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This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies? Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the authors demonstrate that these benefits will only be achieved if vehicles have an appropriate safety concept at the heart of their design. Realizing the potential of automated vehicles to reorganize traffic and transform mobility of people and goods requires similar care in the design of vehicles and networks. By covering all of these topics, the book aims to provide a current, comprehensive, and scientifically sound treatment of the emerging field of “autonomous driving".

Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020

Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020 Author Lukas Neckermann
ISBN-10 9781785897481
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 200
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The world of mobility is undergoing a vast transformation. This book highlights the changes inherent in the mobility revolution, and how corporate and commercial users are playing a key role in supporting a breakthrough by 2020.

Keep Moving Towards Sustainable Mobility

Keep Moving  Towards Sustainable Mobility Author Bert van Wee
ISBN-10 9490947849
Release 2012
Pages 205
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The focus of this book is on the environmental impact of mobility and how this can be reduced before 2050. Based on scientific evidence, the book provides policy makers with a broad and multifaceted inspiration to develop effective policies on sustainable mobility. Different visions and facets to solutions are put forth by world-renowned experts, with leading international researchers and authors providing contributions on a wide range of topics in the field of sustainable mobility. The book also contains a reflection on a European Union study commissioned by the Raad voor de Leefomgeving en Infrastructuur (Council for the Environment and Infrastructure) and concludes with a description of inspiring cases of multinationals who integrated sustainable mobility in their corporate visions. It was published to coincide with the conference "Keep Moving, Towards Sustainable Mobility," which was held in October 2012 in Rotterdam.

Fundamentals of Automotive and Engine Technology

Fundamentals of Automotive and Engine Technology Author Konrad Reif
ISBN-10 9783658039721
Release 2014-06-16
Pages 277
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Hybrid drives and the operation of hybrid vehicles are characteristic of contemporary automotive technology. Together with the electronic driver assistant systems, hybrid technology is of the greatest importance and both cannot be ignored by today’s car drivers. This technical reference book provides the reader with a firsthand comprehensive description of significant components of automotive technology. All texts are complemented by numerous detailed illustrations.


Paratransit Author Corinne Mulley
ISBN-10 9781786352255
Release 2016-10-07
Pages 464
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Recent technological advances have made feasible new and improved approaches for organizing and delivering local passenger transportation. This book draws on a selection of papers presented at the International Paratransit Conference in Monterey in October 2014 to capture these exciting developments.

Mobile Methods

Mobile Methods Author Monika Büscher
ISBN-10 9781134007103
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 224
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In the twenty-first century, more than ever, everything and everybody seems to be on the move. Global flows of people, goods, food, money, information, services and media images are forming an intensely mobile background to everyday life. Social scientists, too, are on the move, seeking new analytical purchase on these important aspects of the social world by trying to move with, and to be moved by, the fleeting, distributed, multiple, non-causal, sensory, emotional and kinaesthetic. Mobile Methods addresses the challenges and opportunities of researching mobile phenomena. Drawing on extensive interdisciplinary discussion, the book brings together a collection of cutting-edge methodological innovations and original research reports to examine some important implications of the mobilities turn for the processes of ‘research’, and the realm of the empirical. Through analysis that addresses questions such as ‘how are social relationships and social institutions made in and through mobility?’, and ‘how do people experience mobility in twenty-first century world cities?', the authors mobilize sociological analysis, bringing new insights and opening up new opportunities for engagement with contemporary challenges. This book is a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of disciplines including Human Geography, Social Policy, Sociology and Research Methods.

Disrupting Mobility

Disrupting Mobility Author Gereon Meyer
ISBN-10 9783319516028
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 349
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This book explores the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy and innovative transportation technologies with regard to urban mobility. Written by government experts, social scientists, technologists and city planners from North America, Europe and Australia, the papers in this book address the impacts of demographic, societal and economic trends and the fundamental changes arising from the increasing automation and connectivity of vehicles, smart communication technologies, multimodal transit services, and urban design. The book is based on the Disrupting Mobility Summit held in Cambridge, MA (USA) in November 2015, organized by the City Science Initiative at MIT Media Lab, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley, the LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Politics and the Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change in Berlin.

Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Author B.S. Murty
ISBN-10 9783642280306
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 244
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This book is meant to serve as a textbook for beginners in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It can also be used as additional reading in this multifaceted area. It covers the entire spectrum of nanoscience and technology: introduction, terminology, historical perspectives of this domain of science, unique and widely differing properties, advances in the various synthesis, consolidation and characterization techniques, applications of nanoscience and technology and emerging materials and technologies.

Three Revolutions

Three Revolutions Author Daniel Sperling
ISBN-10 9781610919050
Release 2018-03
Pages 251
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In Three Revolutions, transportation expert Dan Sperling and his collaborators share research-based insights on potential public benefits and impacts of the three transportation revolutions of vehicle automation, shared mobility, and vehicle electrification. They describe innovative ideas and partnerships, and explore the role government policy can play in steering the new transportation paradigm toward the public interest--toward our dream scenario of social equity, environmental sustainability, and urban livability. Three Revolutions offers policy recommendations and provides insight and knowledge that could lead to wiser choices by all. With this book, Sperling and his collaborators hope to steer these revolutions toward the public interest and a better quality of life for everyone.

Car sharing

Car sharing Author Adam Millard-Ball
ISBN-10 9780309088381
Release 2005
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Car sharing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Car sharing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Car sharing book for free.

Ridesharing as a Complement to Transit

Ridesharing as a Complement to Transit Author
ISBN-10 9780309223539
Release 2012
Pages 62
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TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 98: Ridesharing as a Complement to Transit explores current practices in using ridesharing to complement public transit and highlights ways to potentially enhance ridesharing and public transit.

Planning for Shared Mobility

Planning for Shared Mobility Author Adam Cohen
ISBN-10 1611901863
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 108
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Ridesharing. Carsharing. Bikesharing. In the "shared economy," short-term transportation access is on a roll. What are the rules of the road for these new services? Find out in Planning for Shared Mobility. This PAS Report, by a pair of UC Berkeley researchers, looks at how a nation of movers and sharers is shaping local plans and policies. Learn what's coming next--and what steps communities can take to roll out the long-term benefits of short-term access.

Human Computer Interaction Theory Design Development and Practice

Human Computer Interaction  Theory  Design  Development and Practice Author Masaaki Kurosu
ISBN-10 9783319395104
Release 2016-07-04
Pages 628
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The 3-volume set LNCS 9731, 9732, and 9733 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2016, held in Toronto, ON, Canada, in July 2016. The total of 1287 papers and 186 posters presented at the HCII 2016 conferences and were carefully reviewed and selected from 4354 submissions. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The volumes constituting the full 27-volume set of the conference proceedings.

Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines Author Erich Hau
ISBN-10 9783642271519
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 879
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Wind Turbines addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture and operation of wind turbines. It provides a cross-disciplinary overview of modern wind turbine technology and an orientation in the associated technical, economic and environmental fields. It is based on the author's experience gained over decades designing wind energy converters with a major industrial manufacturer and, more recently, in technical consulting and in the planning of large wind park installations, with special attention to economics. The second edition accounts for the emerging concerns over increasing numbers of installed wind turbines. In particular, an important new chapter has been added which deals with offshore wind utilisation. All advanced chapters have been extensively revised and in some cases considerably extended

Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics

Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics Author Volker Wohlgemuth
ISBN-10 9783319447117
Release 2016-09-02
Pages 368
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This book presents the latest findings and ongoing research in the field of green information systems as well as green information and communication technology (ICT). It provides insights into a whole range of cross-cutting concerns in ICT and environmental sciences and showcases how information and communication technologies allow environmental and energy efficiency issues to be handled effectively. Offering a selection of extended and reworked contributions to the 30th International Conference EnviroInfo 2016, it is essential reading for anyone wanting to extend their expertise in the area.