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5327Seminar - Steve Raney: Robocar/taxi: Product Design and Transport Planning (UC Berkeley, 3/20)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    Mar 7, 2013
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      From: ITS at UC Berkeley <its.fridayseminar@...>
      Date: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:39 PM
      Subject: [ITS] Special Seminar - March 20th - Steve Raney -
      Robocar/taxi: Product Design and Transport Planning

      * Special Transportation Seminar *

      Wednesday, March 20th 2013

      3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in 305 Wurster, UC Berkeley

      Robocar/taxi: Product Design and Transport Planning

      "A car is often a person�s second largest capital expenditure, after a
      home, yet a car sits unused some 95% of the time. With the Google
      self-driving car, people could avoid the outlay of many thousands of
      dollars, or tens of thousands, on an item that mostly sits and,
      instead, simply pay by the mile. Driving could become Zipcar writ
      large (except the car comes to you)." - Forbes Magazine

      Steve Raney's project history includes: Google self-driving cars,
      Ultra personal rapid transit (PRT: self-driving EVs at London Heathrow
      Airport), the US EPA�s "Transforming Office Parks into Transit
      Villages" study of Pleasanton, and BART�s Group Rapid Transit study.
      He conceived Bay Area MTC�s $33M Climate Innovations Grant Program. He
      has sketched last-mile PRT designs for Palo Alto, Mountain View,
      Cupertino, San Jose Airport, Oakland Airport, South SF, Emeryville,
      Alameda, and Redwood City. He holds the first patent for "smartphone
      instant ridesharing.� He authored 18 transportation papers. Steve
      holds three masters: business, software, and transportation from
      Columbia, RPI, and Berkeley (DCRP �03). Support Steve�s campaign to
      end free parking at cities21.org/vote.

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