AECOM Mobilitics

Based in long-range transportation planning and travel demand forecasting, Mobilitics provides comprehensive scenario planning capabilities. Mobilitics incorporates the latest research and analysis into how and when these technologies and trends will deploy and impact the transportation landscape: Connected/Automated Vehicle

  • Connected Vehicles (CV)
  • Automated Vehicles (AV)
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles (CV/AV)
  • Sharing Economy
  • Demographic Shifts
  • Virtual presence, 3D-printing & e-commerce
  • On-demand Mobility
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Electric Vehicles (EV)

While we know that these changes are coming, there is still uncertainty about when these trends and technologies will become affordable, reliable, and commonplace. Even more uncertainty exists around how pricing strategies, local policies, business models, and consumer acceptance will unfold, and how travelers will change their behaviors in reaction to these new opportunities. AECOM and the Mobilitics team know that the best way to prepare for an uncertain future is to consider multiple potential future scenarios. By using this type of Scenario Planning, communities of all sizes can be sure that they are prepared for the future and make good choices and smart investments now.

This web-tool offers a preview of the powerful analytics and data visualization that Mobilitics has to offer. The full version can be calibrated to any study area of interest to supplement AECOM’s full suite of transportation and urban planning services: Connected/Automated Vehicle Technology

  • Long-range transportation plans
  • Scenario planning
  • Transportation programming and funding
  • Policy analysis
  • Redevelopment plans
  • Corridor studies
  • Strategic plans
  • Economic analyses
  • Financial planning

With more customizable performance metrics, detailed geographic analysis, integrated mapping capabilities, and the ability to save and compare dozens of scenarios in real time, the full version of Mobilitics can help any community understand how coming technological and behavioral changes are likely to impact them, and how they can shape these changes to create a more sustainable, livable, prosperous community.

Definitions

Connected Vehicles: Vehicles that included communications technologies that allow them to communicate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and/or vehicle-to-other elements (V2X).

Automated Vehicles: Vehicles which are able to complete some or all of the driving task without human interaction. Typically referred to by the five levels defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CV/AVs): Vehicles that include both connected and automated technologies. The web-tool version of Mobilitics is primarily focused on three types of CV/AVs that can be applied to passengers cars, trucks, or transit vehicles:

  • Type 1: Enhanced safety features and connectivity
  • Type 2: Driver assistance and automation on specified facilities
  • Type 3: Fully connected and autonomous

Scenario Planning: A structured method for making strategic decisions and flexible long-term plans. The method identifies multiple visions of plausible futures and their associated strengths and weaknesses. Scenario planning helps leaders to anticipate change, prepare responses, and create more robust strategies.

Travel Demand Forecasting: The practice of predicting future travel patterns based on the preferences and choices of individual travelers. Travel Demand Forecasting considers individual preferences, existing and planning land use patterns, and the existing and planned transportation network to calculate:

  • How often people travel
  • Where people go when they travel
  • What mode they use for each trip
  • The route they use for each trip
Connected/Automated Vehicle Technology