Autonomous Vehicles

February 15, 2018, 2pm PST
Self-driving cars process a tremendous amount of data to pilot themselves through crowded streets. That computing power needs electricity, and lots of it.
Wired
February 14, 2018, 6am PST
Uber, Lyft, and other major transportation technology companies have defined the role they aspire to play in the future of mobility.
Metro Magazine
February 9, 2018, 12pm PST
Self-driving car companies have proposed equipping bikes, pedestrians, and even pets with the ability to communicate their positions wirelessly. But should autonomous cars really need the help?
Slate
February 1, 2018, 7am PST
"Rethinking Streets in an Era of Driverless Cars" presents ideas about how city planners, policy makers and community residents can begin thinking about street transformation in an AV era.
Sustainable Cities Initiative
January 18, 2018, 1pm PST
Residents will live in solar powered homes and ride around the community in self-driving, solar-powered shuttles. Babcock Ranch outside of Fort Myers, Florida, has been in the making since 2005. A city of 50,000 is forecasted.
CBS This Morning
Feature
January 18, 2018, 5am PST
A manifesto for street livability, health, and humanity in the era of driverless cars.
Bruce Appleyard, William Riggs
January 17, 2018, 7am PST
CES has wrapped up in Las Vegas, but not before event offered numerous experts a chance to prognosticate about the timeline for autonomous vehicles to arrive on the market.
The Information
December 25, 2017, 7am PST
Details of the ongoing testing and experimentation of an autonomous shuttle bus called Minnie at a facility north of the Twin Cities.
MinnPost
December 22, 2017, 6am PST
The Moby Mart is an autonomous, staffless, mobile store, turning every parking space in the world into a potential new 24-hour store.
Modern Cities
December 14, 2017, 1pm PST
With billions of research dollars at stake, Florida making inroads towards becoming the leader in autonomous vehicle technology.
Modern Cities
November 27, 2017, 11am PST
It's not just death from gun violence where the U.S. is an outlier. The New York Times compiled traffic fatality data showing that other developed nations have greatly lower traffic death rates, which wasn't historically the case.
The New York Times
November 21, 2017, 10am PST
News of the details of the negotiation between Taiwan-based Foxconn and the state of Wisconsin have revealed ideas about transportation planning that are either ambitious or delusional, depending on your opinion.
Biz Times
November 20, 2017, 6am PST
The much-reported Las Vegas Autonomous bus got into a fender bender on its first day of service, the Las Vegas police department concluded the other vehicle was at fault.
The Washington Post
Feature
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
Blog post
November 7, 2017, 9am PST
Transportation planners are on to something big and, for the most part, they are keeping it to themselves. The future is a relatively small fleet of shared, electric, self driving vehicles, and it's coming fast. Are we ready?
Dave Biggs
November 6, 2017, 10am PST
Daniel Borenstein points out the irony that while the Bay Area may be the world's top tech hub, BART has no real plans to consider driverless trains.
The Mercury News
Blog post
October 23, 2017, 11am PDT
Optimists predict that autonomous vehicles will be a transportation panacea, but there are good reasons to be skeptical. They may create as many problems as they solve.
Todd Litman
Feature
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
October 10, 2017, 5am PDT
Ten principles developed by international non-governmental organizations are designed to guide urban decision-makers toward the best outcomes for the transition to new mobility options.
Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities
September 14, 2017, 8am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated its voluntary guidelines for companies looking to test self-driving cars.
Mercury News