By the year 2000, tech pundits predicted we’d all be cruising around town on our hoverboards. While we didn’t quite get there by the turn of the century, technologies that will transform mobility—like autonomous vehicles—are indeed on the horizon. Meanwhile, ride-sharing and car-sharing systems and a host of travel-information apps are already morphing today’s travel landscape. These innovations are quickly changing not only the way we travel, but the way we think about travel.
RSG is considering the system-wide implications of these changes—including everything from goods movement, parking, transit usage, and traffic patterns to private investment and policy. How will ride sharing affect parking, especially in crowded urban areas? Are people going to live farther from town if they own a car that will drive them to and from? Further, how will autonomous vehicles affect traffic on major thoroughfares? Will people purchase fewer cars because even a large family could share one car if it could drive itself?
With on-staff experts in data collection, planning, operations, and modeling, RSG is transforming these disruptive changes into opportunities. Clients select us to help them understand their customers. What are their automotive preferences? What are their travel needs and how are they changing? These answers help our clients future-proof their services and product offerings.