Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies and trends are affecting transportation decisions like never before. As a company continually looking forward, we are actively exploring and researching the latest trends, opportunities, and innovations affecting us now and into the future. Our research and development in these important areas empowers us to help clients prepare for an uncertain future full of new technologies in ways that enhance safety and quality of life.

Our robust, internally-funded research and development investments and programs provide us the advantage in informing our clients with leading-edge applied research and information on multiple emerging technologies and their possible effects. The internal FP Think group explores a wide variety of trends to make sense of how they may impact the future of travel in individual communities. The Fehr & Peers difference in emerging technologies consulting is deeply rooted in our culture of innovation and curiosity. Clients trust us to be on the cutting edge of knowledge and innovation in the most significant emerging technologies, both now and for the future:

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We invest in our own R&D programs.

Preparing communities for uncertain futures takes initiative and focus. We use our internal research and development programs to transform the way we examine and understand trends as they change in order to determine the best possible outcomes, predictions, and mitigations.

We empower forward-thinkers.

Our company culture generates a genuine, dedicated appetite for new and better ways of approaching emerging trends and complex questions. We actively encourage employees to take initiative through creativity, invention, agility, adaptability, and a sense of urgency. This, in turn…

We embrace new trends & potential futures.

Many new technologies and trends are still quite unknown, and others are more known but their impacts are still being explored. We continually transform our thinking, methods, research, and technology to meet these unknown challenges, and are already incorporating some…

TNCs & Ride Hailing

Transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft have created new freedom and convenience for their users, while also reducing parking demand. However, this shift creates ripple effects felt by many others relying on curbside access and other transportation system…

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Autonomous Vehicles

How will autonomous vehicles (AVs) impact the evolution of our communities, the way we plan and design our transportation structure, and how we provide mobility to all socio-economic groups? Our FP Think group is actively tackling these challenging questions.

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Micromobility

Electric kick scooters (e-scooters) and electric bikes (e-bikes) are an on-demand mobility trend popping up in cities nationwide. These rental options provide unlimited travel access throughout the urban area, but how can they effectively coexist with pedestrians and vehicles? 

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Mobility Hubs

Serving as transit access points with frequent transit and other transportation options, mobility hubs offer high potential for travelers and a number of benefits. We take an inclusive and creative approach to examining and planning for these transportation centers.

TrendLab+

How will transportation changes affect how much people travel? Will active modes such as bicycling and walking increase in the future? If so, what does that look like? Our TrendLab+ tool enables us to compose scenarios for 16 factors related to various trends and then instantly…

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