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When High-Tech Cars Increase Road Risk

An overreliance on ‘partial automation’ can make drivers less attentive.

March 25, 2024 - Strong Towns

Self-Driving Cars

AV Technology Needs to Take the Realities of Human Behavior into Account

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.

March 5, 2020 - Fast Company

Self-Driving Cars

When the Autonomous Vehicles Come, Will Cities Be Ready for Them?

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.

June 10, 2019 - CityLab

Eating and Driving

Design Solutions for Distracted Driving

A columnist explores how to create an environment that encourages focused, safe driving.

April 12, 2018 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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