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Autonomous Vehicles

August 18, 2019, 7am PDT
The AV shuttles transporting passengers around the Brooklyn Navy Yard offer a chance to see the technology in action.
Smart Cities Dive
August 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Self-driving cars are likely to become part of the urban landscape in the future, and they have the potential to drastically alter urban environments—in good and bad ways.
The Washington Post
July 22, 2019, 5am PDT
Five self-driving car companies are currently operating in Pittsburgh, without much critical rigor in asking about the consequences of the technology to the city.
Streetsblog USA
July 17, 2019, 11am PDT
The slow progress of autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle technology in gaining widespread traction in the transportation market is casting doubt on the ambitious statements of a few years prior.
Fast Company
June 27, 2019, 11am PDT
The "fear of missing out," also known as FOMO, is no way to make transportation decisions, according to this article.
CityLab
June 10, 2019, 9am PDT
A study about planning for AVs shows that most cities are not actively working to prepare for them and officials are worried about the many potential effects they will have on cities.
CityLab
May 23, 2019, 6am PDT
The U.S. Postal Service is looking for ways to cut costs while also covering for a shortage of drivers. You can probably guess where this is headed.
NBC News
May 1, 2019, 9am PDT
Sidewalk Labs, a smart cities shop within the Alphabet corporate structure, is working to revolutionize technology's role in city planning. Sidewalk Labs recently released the street design principles it's using to guide that effort.
Smart Cities Dive
May 1, 2019, 6am PDT
There is a growing movement of humans who don't like the idea of being forced to hand the wheel over to robot drivers.
The New Yorker
April 4, 2019, 2pm PDT
There is no shortage of autonomous shuttle services operating around the United States, which means there are plenty of lessons to be learned.
Smart Cities Dive
April 1, 2019, 6am PDT
General Motors recently cancelled development of "Defensive Driving" software in its autonomous vehicle program. The announcement came just days after Ford announced it had cancelled the development of similar "Safe Driving" software.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 8, 2019, 1pm PST
Remember Elaine Herzberg, the 49-year-old woman who became the first pedestrian fatality due to an autonomous vehicle when she was hit last March by an Uber with a safety driver in Tempe, Ariz.? Prosecutors found no criminal liability.
The New York Times
March 7, 2019, 7am PST
A public-private partnership is under consideration in the Florida State Legislature to create a driverless shuttle route in Altamonte Springs.
Orlando Business Journal
March 7, 2019, 6am PST
The automated decision-making processes of self-driving cars are ill equipped to protect that safety of people of color in public.
Vox
February 28, 2019, 5am PST
It's not all free flowing commutes and world peace in an autonomous vehicle-filled future.
Futurism
February 23, 2019, 9am PST
Autonomous vehicles are racking up quite a track record in California—and fewer of the miles driven by autonomous vehicles in 2018 had humans at the wheel than in 2017.
Smart Cities Dive
February 5, 2019, 11am PST
Take a sneak peak at a potential future.
The Denver Post
January 24, 2019, 8am PST
Waymo, not General Motors, is brining automobile manufacturing back to Michigan.
Smart Cities Dive
January 19, 2019, 5am PST
For all the money pouring into autonomous vehicle technology, the public is still relatively unconvinced about the viability of the technology.
Smart Cities Dive
January 18, 2019, 11am PST
Looking around the globe for lessons in equitable mobility in the new technology-enabled era of transportation.
Thomson Reuters Foundation