Engineering and professional services consultancy WSP launched its latest New Mobility tool at the ITS World Congress in Singapore.
WSP said that the new interactive web-based tool will help to inform transport decisions embracing new mobility and will help transport practitioners answer pressing questions.
The company states that this new multidimensional system dynamics tool from The WSP Scenario Planning Toolbox is enabling transport practitioners and WSP experts to collaboratively explore how different factors can shape the behaviour and development of transport systems.
Key features of the tool include:
- Builds on insights from the WSP scenario development process introduced in 2018
- Supports long-term future-ready infrastructure plans for growing and evolving cities around the world
- Can be adapted to local and regional conditions
- Easy-to-understand visualizations show:
Quantified outputs that demonstrate how endogenous and exogenous factors interact over time to impact the adoption of automated, electric and connected vehicles, and shared mobility services.
How the adoption of one new mobility technology affects uptake of the others, and how policy levers can impact integration of new mobility into transport networks.
According to WSP, central to an assessment of the impact of new mobility technologies is the ability to understand how, why and at which rates key market-share levels could be reached. The WSP system dynamics tool incorporates key parameters, such as policy and population changes, consumer behaviour, and marketing and incentives, to address questions such as:
- What decisions are needed today to guide the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), and shared mobility services?
- How can we use policy levers to manage the uptake of EVs and CAVs?
- What are the main factors that will bring about a “tipping point” for mass uptake of EVs and CAVs?
- How would an increase in EV and CAV uptake impact the market for shared mobility services?
- How do we create and distribute a robust charging network that supports EV uptake?
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