Earth Institute Research Projects

Development of a business plan for a sustainable mobility initiative

Lead PI: Lawrence Burns, Bonnie Scarborough

Unit Affiliation: The Earth Institute

January 2012 - December 2012
Global ; New York City, NY ; New York
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This project aims to determine whether a shared fleet of driverless vehicles can provide better mobility more sustainably and at reduced cost when compared to personally owned vehicles and taxicabs; whether a business that provides such a service can be profitable; and catalyze collaboration between companies to develop such a system at a demonstration site.

OUTCOMES: Sustainable Mobility Initiative Business Plan, Specifications for Rapid Prototype of Demonstration Project, and Business Collaboration.