Autonomous Vehicles

March 22, 2017, 10am PDT
As an act of resistance, artist James Bridle used salt to draw a set of lines on a road that would, in theory, hold an autonomous vehicle in place.
Vice Creators
Feature
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
January 23, 2017, 9am PST
The city hopes to alleviate traffic in a popular corner of Downtown Las Vegas with an electric, self-driving shuttle fleet.
Las Vegas Sun
December 27, 2016, 6am PST
California's loss is Arizona's gain. That's how Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey see's Uber's decision on Thursday to haul their fleet of self-driving Volvos from San Francisco to Arizona after the company refused to secure the necessary operating permits.
San Francisco Chronicle
Feature
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
December 6, 2016, 5am PST
As autonomous vehicles prepare to disrupt transportation systems, Ford Motors President & CEO Mark Fields, L.A Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, and rideshare company Chariot co-founder Ali Vahabzadeh opine on tomorrow's mobility ecosystem.
The Planning Report
Blog post
October 27, 2016, 2pm PDT
Adam Millard-Ball guest blogs about a new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
October 22, 2016, 9am PDT
Denver developers are building parking that can be converted into housing, anticipating radical changes that autonomous vehicles could bring to city life.
Denver Post
October 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Gabe Klein thinks a proposed ban on self-driving cars in Chicago is shortsighted.
Chi.Streetsblog
October 13, 2016, 8am PDT
It might be fun to imagine a a world filled with self-driving cars, reducing traffic and improving safety with one silver bullet. The more realistic short-term scenario, however, deploys low-speed, self-driving buses on private campuses.
Inverse
September 23, 2016, 10am PDT
Small, self-navigating boats may soon ferry around passengers and cargo on Amsterdam's famed canals, with a prototype scheduled to hit the water next year.
The Verge
Feature
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
Feature
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
August 29, 2016, 2pm PDT
The latest episode of TransitTrends, a serial YouTube show by moovel, examines the question of whether or not we're ready for autonomous vehicles.
moovel
August 8, 2016, 10am PDT
Kevin Cashman, a Truthout researcher, asks in this op-ed if lower income people will not only be left out from the transportation technology revolution, e.g., EVs, AVs, car-hailing, but will they be hurt by it?
Truthout
July 9, 2016, 5am PDT
A May 7 crash of a Model S Tesla in Florida may have outsized implications for the future of driverless technology. The details of the single-fatality crash were made public in a June 30 blog by Tesla though they were reported immediately to NHTSA.
Planetizen
July 1, 2016, 6am PDT
You remember the one showing the amount of space occupied by 60 people on a bike, 60 people on a bus, and 60 people in cars? It's also helpful for making a convenient point about Uber and self-driving cars.
Twitter
June 2, 2016, 2pm PDT
Sidewalk Labs has teamed up with Transportation for America in the hopes of better connecting transportation technology with desired transportation outcomes.
Next City
May 31, 2016, 2pm PDT
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a famous advocate for alternative transportation, has thrown his support behind the epoch-changing potential of self-driving cars.
Wired
May 20, 2016, 11am PDT
A city known for its opposition to transit might be on the cutting edge of first-last mile technology innovation.
Fast Co.Exist