Demand Surge

Our future transit devices will eventually react smartly to long-term changes or abrupt surges in travel demand, whether during the peak hours of a day, special events, festivities, high seasons, black Fridays, white nights,… you name it.

Today, surge in person-trip travel demand is automatically reflected in an increase of a proportionate number of personal cars on the road network. Sharing autonomous vehicles will allow for once an increase in the number of persons occupying a single vehicle rather than a direct increase in the number of vehicles circulating on the network. The autonomous fleet will dispatch larger cars when necessary in order to absorb demand surges intelligently.