Connected Cities Collider

autonomous-auto-iconCreating the playbook how to capitalize on the opportunity to introduce services for connected and autonomous vehicles, and communication between vehicles and city services while addressing data security and privacy. 

The Autonomous Vehicle Services & Vehicle to Infrastructure Communications Collider responds to the unique opportunity of connected and autonomous vehicles to solve several urban problems at once:

Autonomous vehicles are nearly ready for personal use: Traditional and new manufacturers have had test vehicles on the road for several years. In California alone, the DMV granted testing permits to over 20 manufacturers. No doubt, these vehicles will soon provide safe and reliable personal transportation.

However, the biggest potential in the public use lies not in autonomous vehicles for personal use but in connected and autonomous vehicles as a part of city mobility services. Efficiency is maximized when autonomous shuttles are dispatched on-demand and are dynamically routed to where they are needed the most. Furthermore a mix of public and private operators can fill transit deserts and situational needs are met by multi-modal choices. Only then will cities be able to cope with the rising mobility demand without having to constantly invest into own capacity!

The key question is: How to do implement AV City Services right?

How to link the existing public transit with the new autonomous offering? How can these new vehicles communicate with existing city backend systems such as traffic management and transit operations? What policy decisions are necessary? How to connect the public with the private mobility options for a seamless experience for passengers? And how to recommend & fulfill the best transportation option for each trip?

As the autonomous vehicles near market readiness, the private and public sector must come together to together map out the policies, services, legal and regulative aspects and deployment steps to ensure success for all parties.

City Innovate’s AV & V2I Collider provides the Playbook to achieve this!

A cohort of cities including San Francisco and Miami-Dade County is coming together to pilot AV city services and to write the playbook how to introduce this new generation of city mobility services.

The goal of this Collider is to create the playbook to resolve the policy issues involved with this problem, to outline solutions and emerging technologies that could be part of the solution to this problem. Each city is offering 1-2 use cases for piloting but the playbook will include all. Industry partners may choose which pilot projects they wish to join.

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Spring – summer 2017 Fall 2017 Winter 2017 – 2018 Spring – summer 2018
Open Backend Integration, Connectivity, Vehicle-to-infrastructure Communication Tools, Technology, and Value Added Services Policy, Data, Privacy and Security Resilience and Equitable Access

Each collider is 12 weeks in duration to allow for 4 colliders per year. Members can participate in a single collider or in all 4.

Starting March 2017

Playbook to build capacity in city administrations prior to piloting or implementation. Problem analysis, identification of stakeholders and creation of use cases designed to solve the problem. Consideration for technology roadmaps, policy levers, barriers to implementation, resourcing and sources of funds for capacity building in city administrations prior to piloting or implementation. All use cases and findings verified thru empirical data analysis and validated by civic user testing outreach.

Lead Metropolitan Area

Miami-Dade County, Department of Transportation & Public Works

City and County of San Francisco

Industry Partners

Siemens Industry, Inc.

More partners to be announced

Expert Partners

Bayes Impact (data science & analysis)

Neighborland, Inc. (civic user testing & community outreach)