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Author Archives: Lauren Isaac
What is our Ideal Driverless Future?
I recently attended a FHWA Highway Automation Workshop on AV policy and planning (which was fantastic, fyi). At the end of the two-day workshop, we were tasked with a small group activity: Brainstorm our ideal driverless future. Sky is the … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Future Tagged driverless cars, driverless vehicles, FHWA, Highway automation, long-range planning, planning, policies, technology 1 Comment
Our “Gateway Drugs” to Driverless Vehicles
Today, we see non-stop articles about society’s willingness to ride in a driverless vehicle. Companies and academic institutions have conducted countless studies globally that show a range of likelihood and circumstances that would enable people to accept this new technology. … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Development Tagged autonomous, driverless vehicles, Lyft, public acceptance, self-driving car, technology, Uber 3 Comments
Will We Ever See Level 5 (Fully Automated) Driving?
I think this gets at the heart of the “driving towards driverless” question… Vehicles that fall into SAE levels 1-4 are available today, but the leap to true fully automated driving is non-trivial. See Wired article here for SAE levels … Continue reading
Why People Still Fear Driverless Cars
Thank you to Giles Kirkland for the guest post below. Giles is a car expert and new automotive technologies passionate with over a decade of experience in the niche. He constantly researches on the latest studies, cutting-edge findings, and perspectives for … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Impacts Tagged autonomous vehicles, driverless vehicles 1 Comment
Some Considerations Regarding the Uber Accident
As everyone in the world knows, a driverless vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. This is, of course, heartbreaking because any human death is a tragedy. We are waiting for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the … Continue reading
Driverless Vehicles for Kids?
As someone who is imminently expecting to deliver my first child, I often think about what driverless vehicles will mean for the transportation of children. I know that parents everywhere are dreaming of the day when they don’t have to … Continue reading
Four Reasons Public Agencies Take a Chance on Driverless Transportation
Despite making headlines on a daily basis, driverless vehicles are still a relatively nascent technology. Automakers and tech companies run tests around the world and a few cities have even ventured into true passenger operations, but the technology is far from ubiquitous. In fact, … Continue reading
Some of the Funnier (Less Obvious) Implications of Driverless Vehicles
At this point, most driverless vehicles advocates (and even opponents) are well aware of the key (positive) consequences of driverless vehicles: improved safety, better mobility – especially for the elderly and disabled, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, etc, etc. Over the … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Impacts Tagged autonomous vehicles, driverless vehicles 5 Comments
Driverless Vehicles: Who’s Paying?
There are some amazing statistics regarding the lower operational costs driverless vehicles. Costs are likely to be reduced thanks to not paying for a driver/operator, less mechanical parts (so less wear and tear), electric power (likely) as opposed to gasoline, … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Future, Government Considerations Tagged automated vehicles, driverless vehicles, gett, gm, Google, Lyft, self-driving car, technology, toyota, Uber, volvo 2 Comments