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View of street in Chinatown, San Francisco with cars parked along curb and red Chinese lanterns hanging above street

Study: Autonomous Cars Won’t Solve the Parking Problem

In hyper-dense cities where incentives to reduce car use and eliminate parking are already high, mass adoption of AVs won’t significantly reduce parking demand.

March 26, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

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Feds Launch Investigation Into Autonomous Vehicle Safety

With self-driving vehicles allowed on public streets in 20 states, federal regulators are beginning to scrutinize the industry for safety concerns.

December 27, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

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Opinion: Regulation Must Precede the Mass Rollout of Autonomous Cars

The time to craft a comprehensive set of regulations governing safety, privacy, accessibility, and equity is now.

November 14, 2022 - Next City

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NACTO Fights Autonomous Vehicle Safety Exemptions

Two major automakers have petitioned for the right to test thousands of vehicles without major safety features such as brake pedals and steering wheels.

September 28, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Rendering of autonomous vehicle with woman reading at the wheel

States Have the Power To Regulate Autonomous Vehicles—But Most Don’t

States tend to default to national standards for regulating AVs, but federal officials have been slow to implement rules directed specifically at autonomous vehicles.

April 20, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

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

Electric vehicle

GM's Electric Vehicle Future Arrives Early in Detroit-Hamtramck

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.

January 30, 2020 - Detroit Free Press

Self-Driving Cars

Planning Ahead for an Autonomous Vehicle Future

A new guide says cities need to plan now for AVs so they are not caught off guard when the technology finally arrives.

September 25, 2019 - Wired

Self Driving Car

Autonomous Shuttle Service Up and Running in Brooklyn

The AV shuttles transporting passengers around the Brooklyn Navy Yard offer a chance to see the technology in action.

August 18, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Automated Vehicles

Can Autonomous Vehicles Absolve the Sins of 20th Century Planning?

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.

August 8, 2019 - The Washington Post

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

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