Pennoni Perspective Volume 22 • Issue 4 • Winter 2018/19 - Page 15

For smart cities, the future of mobility is multi- modal transportation systems. Our study shows that smart cities are developing a wider array of smart transportation choices to meet the needs of residents from across generations, including: RIDE-SHARING Although currently private- sector, ride-share technology can be adapted for public transport or combined with autonomous vehicles in the future. BIKE AND CAR-SHARING Both reduce the need for car ownership; bike-sharing can speed travel, reduce congestion and pollution, and promote public health. SMART TRANSIT SYSTEMS These can speed transit times, reduce waiting, and ease congestion and pollution by alerting riders to bus and train arrival, and helping transport systems manage fleet deployment. SMART TRAFFIC SIGNALS By adapting to real-time traffic flow, these save time and fuel for drivers, and ease congestion and pollution. SMART PARKING By providing drivers with real-time locations for available parking spaces, this can reduce time spent searching, and as a result, reduce pollution and congestion. REAL-TIME TRANSIT MOBILE APPS These reduce wait times and increase user satisfaction by alerting riders to arrival times for public transit. Channel Partner Highlight: Momentum Dynamics As electric vehicles of all types become widely adopted, the world’s vehicle fueling infrastruc- ture is undergoing a radical transformation. Momentum Dynamics, a pioneer in battery electric vehicle (BEV) inductive charging tech- nology based in Malvern, PA is leading the way. Momentum’s technology is designed with the future in mind, and safely transmits electrical energy without the use of wire or cables to elec- tric cars, commercial vehicles, and autonomous vehicles. Automated wireless charging offers an alternative to plugin charging and allows for Op- portunity Charging from transmitters embedded in the road. For municipal electric bus fleets, the battery of the bus receives enough energy at a bus stop installation to allow the bus to com- plete circulation loop, thereby enabling essen- tially unlimited driving range. Momentum Dynamics recently installed a 200kw wireless charging system for Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) municipal BEV bus fleet. This follows other installations in Columbia, MD and Wenatchee, WA with planned installations for additional electric bus fleets in partnership with Pennoni. For more information, read the Philadelphia Inquirer’s profile on Momentum Dynamics. Depending on a city’s traffic management maturity level, Smart Traffic Controls can provide varying savings in: CO 2 emissions, fuel costs, gallons of gas, number of hours in traffic, and personal cost of congestion. P E N N O N I | 15