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Next-gen mobility-on-demand built around AEVs

Transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft launched with the goals of not only increasing convenience and lowering costs for riders, but also solving congestion and energy use concerns caused by low utilization of public transportation and excessive private vehicle ownership. However, Center affiliate and Reilly Professor of Civil Engineering Satish Ukkusuri and his team have found that, in fact, these TNCs are adding to congestion, energy usage, and emissions.