Whitepapers and Reports

Is Mobility-As-A-Service (MaaS) the Future of Transportation?

Is Mobility-As-A-Service (MaaS) the Future of Transportation?

Are the days of car ownership over? Proponents of  Mobility-As-A-Service (MaaS) say yes. By offering users the ability to choose between multiple modes of fast, cost-effective and efficient modes of transportation via one single platform, MaaS has the potential to not only revolutionize traditional transportation but the automotive industry, urban planning and the economy as a whole.

When asked why MaaS is the future of transportation, 2019 AV speaker, Nick Pudar, Director, Mobility Open Blockchain Institute explained, "mobility is a strong enabler of economic activity. Historically, our mobility choices have been narrow, mainly due to the economic friction of managing a larger portfolio of choices. Today’s intersection of connected technology platforms enables a much wider range of mobility modalities. The low costs of creating new mobility platforms allows for much innovation and experimentation in the MaaS arena. The resulting larger portfolio of mobility solutions will not only benefit businesses, but it will also provide regular consumers better and more flexible choices."

In this report, we explore:

  • What is MaaS and how it will impact the  transportation and automotive industries
  • An overview of the infrastructure, policies, incentives and data management best practices required to make MaaS work
  • The MaaS Ecosystem and key enabling technologies such as IoT, autonomous and blockchain


The Role of the Chassis in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles

The Role of the Chassis in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles

Check out Auto IQ's in-depth report on the opportunities and challenges associated with designing chassis for complex autonomous vehicles. This 40 page white paper covers:

  • Drive-by-wire
  • Vehicle Motion Control
  • Chassis electrification
  • Chassis safety
  • Lightweight chassis structures
Solving the Storage Conundrum in ADAS Development and Validation

Solving the Storage Conundrum in ADAS Development and Validation

The automotive industry is in the midst of a highly competitive transitional period, with the ultimate goal of fully autonomous or “driverless” vehicles likely to be realized within a decade. The scale and intensity at which OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers must bring innovations to market – while containing costs, mitigating risks, managing product complexity and maintaining compliance – is challenging. This whitepaper discusses:

  • The need for speed in ADAS development
  • The importance of ADAS development and validation infrastructure
  • ADAS development and validation workflow and methodology
  • Major challenges of ADAS development and validation infrastructure
  • Dell EMC Isilon for ADAS and autonomous driving

Whitepaper courtesy of Dell EMC.

Why ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras

Why ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras

The advent of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) will revolutionize how we travel and transport goods by road while improving safety. They have the potential to provide all age groups greater freedom of movement and improve the efficient operation of cars. Simultaneously, they may reduce accident rates by removing human error and the ever-increasing threat of distracted driving.

This paper will discuss the necessity, technological value, affordability, and integration details of adding thermal cameras to the sensor suite. Automotive engineers and developers will find it helpful in determining how to better detect and classify humans and other living things in our cluttered driving environment.

Accelerate Automotive Development with Intelligent Management of Machine-Generated Data

Accelerate Automotive Development with Intelligent Management of Machine-Generated Data

With Quantum’s intelligent data management solutions—built on StorNext®, the industry’s fastest streaming file system—automotive companies can automate their storage policies
and accelerate analysis while reducing overall storage costs.


Content courtesy of Quantum.

Shared Automated Vehicles: Review of Business Models

Shared Automated Vehicles: Review of Business Models

This paper provides an introduction to the current state of vehicle automation and shared mobility. The paper discusses current shared mobility business models to foster a better understanding of these systems at present and to set the stage for possible future shared automated vehicle (SAV) business models. The discussion covers current SAV pilot projects around the world and then explores potential SAV business and service models considering high or full automation (Level 4 and higher). The paper ends with a discussion of the literature regarding projected SAV impacts. Although the future of SAVs is uncertain, this briefing paper begins the dialogue around SAV business models that may develop, which are informed by current shared mobility services.

Paper courtesy of Adam Stocker.
Mr. Stocker will be presenting on the topic of 'Planning for the Shift from Private Vehicle Ownership to Fleet-based AVs as Deployment Accelerates' at the upcoming summit in February.

Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide For Policymakers

Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide For Policymakers

This thorough, 200-page report, courtesy of the RAND Transportation, Space, and Technology Program, explores legislative activity, the role of telematics and communications, and liability implications, among many other topics surrounding autonomous cars.