FP Think is our latest initiative to enhance our clients’ understanding of how disruptive forces in technology, demographics, and socioeconomics may affect their transportation planning decisions.  The content on this page will evolve over time to be responsive to changes in our society and world.

Automated Vehicles

Cars will soon be able to avoid collisions, platoon at tight headways, carry people who are unable to drive, and drive robotically without anyone aboard. How will they affect the evolution of our cities, the way we plan and design our multimodal transport infrastructure, and provide mobility to all socio-economic groups? Take a look at our latest research, published papers, upcoming knowledge sharing sessions, and more here.

Disruptive forces in transportation planning & policy

Now in its third year, FP Think is taking a deeper look at the transportation policy and planning implications of several emerging disruptive forces.  In an effort to help our clients plan for an uncertain future, we’ve identified several transportation planning and urban policy elements that will likely be most affected.

Transportation Network Companies

Drone Delivery

Hyperloop

Microtransit

Electric Vehicles

Next-Generation Valet Services

Electric Bikes

Automated Commercial Vehicles

Next-Generation
Delivery Vehicles

Transportation Aggregators

Scenario Planning in an Age
of Uncertainty

Carsharing Applications

We’ve developed a tool for basic future scenario testing of the trends above

TrendLab+ allows you to compose scenarios for 16 factors related to trends, including job market health, fuel prices, social networking, automated cars, and vehicle ownership.  You can then instantly see the effects on VMT per capita (based on published research) conducted for each factor, which enables a range of scenario testing to inform decisions about future transportation investments.