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Autonomous Vehicles

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While autonomous vehicles still face regulatory and technical challenges, investment in basic transportation infrastructure like buses and bike lanes can go a long way toward improving safety and taking cars off the road.
The New Republic
March 24, 2021, 8am PDT
With pooled services suspended through the pandemic and research showing most users prefer private rides, will shared rides continue to play a role in urban transportation?
Bloomberg CityLab
Feature
March 1, 2021, 8am PST
The public and private sector need to partner to facilitate adoption of policy frameworks to realize the AV promise nationally.
Greg Rodriguez
February 23, 2021, 12pm PST
While we're still far from a Jetsons-style reality, understated autonomous features could be the key to safer transportation.
City Monitor
February 17, 2021, 7am PST
After 11 years, the federal transportation manual is getting an update to reflect the rise of autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, and modernized pedestrian infrastructure.
Streetsblog USA
February 15, 2021, 7am PST
A new white paper provides a foundation for public sector agencies to approach autonomous vehicle deployment and policy with a focus on equity.
Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon
February 4, 2021, 10am PST
Automated mobility technologies are coming. How do we ensure that they serve everyone?
Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon
January 12, 2021, 11am PST
On January 8, the U.S. Department of Transportation released "Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0 (AV 4.0)." On January 11, it followed up with the Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan (AVCP).
U.S. Department Of Transportation
December 8, 2020, 7am PST
One of the highest-profile, and most legally fraught, efforts to beat the competition into the autonomous vehicles market is now defunct.
The New York Times
October 9, 2020, 7am PDT
Is this the "Kitty Hawk moment" driverless car companies have been seeking?
Waymo
September 21, 2020, 6am PDT
The broader safety implications of the death of Elaine Hertzberg after being struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle in Tempe is still being litigated. Last week, the back-up driver of the vehicle was charged with negligent homicide.
NPR
August 26, 2020, 12pm PDT
Anthony M. Townsend's new book goes beyond autonomous automobiles to examine autonomous transportation in a larger context.
Inside Higher Ed
July 1, 2020, 10am PDT
CTtransit will work with Robotic Research LLC, New Flyer of America, and the Center for Transportation and Environment to be the first public transit provider in the United States to operate full-sized, autonomous buses.
Smart Cities Dive
April 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
While some driverless car companies have expanded operations in the past month, some industry observers caution that the business of autonomous vehicles remains stuck in neutral.
Axios
March 5, 2020, 9am PST
Autonomous vehicle technology assumes that partial automation, where people are in control of vehicles at varying levels, is feasible. But research shows this is not how humans behave.
Fast Company
February 16, 2020, 5am PST
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program has released a report that looks at the effects of new transportation-related technologies on public agencies .
TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program
January 30, 2020, 9am PST
GM's first non-internal combustion engine vehicle assembly plant will be in the form of 35-year-old plant straddling the Detroit-Hamtramck border thanks in part to a $2.27 billion state tax credit. Electric pickups, SUVs, and AVs will be produced.
Detroit Free Press
January 13, 2020, 7am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation, under fire for not doing enough to prevent an Uber self-driving car from killing a pedestrian in Tempe in 2018, has released the latest iteration of guidelines for autonomous vehicle technology.
Smart Cities Dive
December 23, 2019, 1pm PST
Safety driver not included.
Smart Cities Dive
December 11, 2019, 7am PST
Walmart is planning on delivering groceries autonomously in Houston at some point in 2020.
TechCrunch