Automated Vehicles Have Arrived: What's a Transit Agency to Do?

Ongoing innovations in automated and connected road vehicles create a path of radical transformation of personal mobility, the automotive industry, trucking, public transit, the taxi industry, urban planning, transportation infrastructure, jobs, vehicle ownership, and other physical and social aspects of our built world and daily lives.

In considering automated vehicle (AV) deployments and their cost, as well as the changes in traffic volume, congestion, rights of way, and the complexities of mixed fleets with both automated and non-automated vehicles, the time frame of impacts can only be surmised.

Still, it is worth considering a framework for understanding and managing the forthcoming process of change covered in this perspective.

University: 

Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
San José State University

Principal Investigator: 

John Niles

PI Contact Information: 

niles@globaltelematics.com
Mineta Transportation Institute

Project Number: 

1740