Autonomous vehicles promise increased equity and efficiency, but a new report says governments need to make sure the right policies are regulating them.
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The American Trucking Association says their industry needs to hire 900,000 more drivers in the next 10 years to keep up with demand.
“If there is no action on this legislation, the result will be delayed testing and deployment in the United States of these life-saving technologies,” said Audi of America’s senior policy strategist.
The small shuttles, called “university circulators,” will be limited to a mile-long campus pathway at Texas Southern University and will run at average speeds ranging from 8 to 12 miles per hour.
The state DOT is eyeing a targeted pilot in an underserved part of its capital that’s ripe for AVs.
The University of Michigan believes it’s the first to deploy AVs on a college campus.
Nearly two dozen cities are planning to participate.
Congestion pricing is deeply unpopular with voters but could be a big boon for ride-hailing apps in New York City.
Autonomous vehicles will transform urban life by 2020, if Waymo’s timeline is correct.
A pedestrian killed by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Ariz. shows that the legal implications of autonomous cars are as important, if not more so, than the technology.
We asked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about a recent Politico headline, automation and much more at SXSW.
Over half the respondents to a Northeastern University/Gallup survey also said they are unlikely to regularly use the technology.
That’s what a new study from Uber’s self-driving-truck team says, and a variety of trucking experts think they might be right.
The California DMV just released hard numbers that confirm Google’s lead in the race to develop self-driving cars.
“If we set standards before we know what we’re creating, we could stifle innovation.”
As an early embracer of autonomous vehicle testing, Nevada’s governor shares what his state has learned being “being at the ground floor” to foster new transportation technologies.
Localities like Contra Costa County are piloting non-consumer AVs like shuttles, which are great for getting early feedback and benefit all residents.
“The whole view of the function of streets has had a metamorphosis,” according to DePaul University transportation professor Joe Schwieterman. “It’s made us rethink the opportunity cost of plopping a parking garage in prime downtown property.”
The state understands it can’t hope to outpace Silicon Valley, but it can outpace other states in adopting autonomous vehicles and hyperloop.
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