Autonomous Future

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January 18, 2018, 5am PST
A manifesto for street livability, health, and humanity in the era of driverless cars.
Bruce Appleyard, William Riggs
December 18, 2017, 8am PST
File under 'high-tech urban dystopia.”
Business Insider
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November 15, 2017, 7am PST
Autonomous vehicles could provide life-saving assistance in the event of a large-scale evacuation, if a shared fleet of autonomous vehicles is built with this purpose in mind.
Michael R. Boswell, William Riggs
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October 16, 2017, 5am PDT
At the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Symposium, a group of experts were asked to predict the effects of autonomous vehicles in two case study communities, and to generate a list of proposed policy actions to prepare for a future of autonomous vehicles.
Nico Larco, Gerry Tierney, William Riggs
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July 6, 2017, 5am PDT
The implications of autonomous vehicles for social interactions are potentially vast.
William Riggs, Seth LaJeunesse, Michael Boswell
June 30, 2017, 12pm PDT
At the dawn of automated vehicle technology, humans, and Americans in particular, should recall the shortcomings of past utopian visions.
Eno Transportation Weekly
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February 9, 2017, 2pm PST
A call for planners, policy makers, and the car industry to assertively lead the policy development in anticipation of the coming wave of autonomous vehicle technology.
William Riggs, Michael R. Boswell, Stephen Zoepf
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December 13, 2016, 2pm PST
While car companies and federal regulators concentrate on the mechanisms of automated vehicles, they're still overlooking the ability for the car to connect with the outside world. The benefit of such a focus could come in lives saved.
William Riggs, Michael R. Boswell
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September 13, 2016, 5am PDT
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future.
William Riggs, Michael R. Boswell
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August 31, 2016, 5am PDT
There are a few good reasons why a worldwide fleet of autonomous vehicles will not necessarily lead to a new era of sprawl.
William Riggs, Michael R. Boswell
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March 28, 2016, 5am PDT
Among the reasons to reconsider new investments in expanded roadway capacity: the impending revolution in transportation that will arrive when cars start driving themselves.
William Riggs, Michael R. Boswell