With Two or More Passengers, Robo-Taxis Are Cost-Competitive with Public Mass Transit

Categories: economy, environment, technology
Tags: autonomous vehicule

What? According to the Boston Consulting Group, Robo-taxis (autonomous vehicles) could become cost-competitive (including government subsidies) with public mass transit at an occupancy rate of 2 passengers.

So What? Many governments across Canada are planning to invest substantially in mass transit infrastructures over the coming decades to improve urban mobility by reducing traffic and fight climate change. However, the potential commercialization of autonomous vehicles or shuttles over the coming years could rapidly complement existing mobility options in urban areas (taxi, subway, buses, light rail, biking). Given the well-developed highway and road network within North America, it is well positioned to invest in smart infrastructures in order to host this new technology.   

Source: bcg.perspectives - Robo-Taxis and the New Mobility

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