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Category Archives: Government Considerations
How Coronavirus Might Impact Society and, Ultimately, Driverless Vehicles!
Lately, it seems like people are spending a lot of time pondering what society will be like post-Coronavirus. While everyone is craving going back to the world we knew, we are also acknowledging that the world will never be the … Continue reading
Will Driverless Vehicles Help the Coronavirus Pandemic?
It’s fun to think that driverless vehicles could be the magical answer to this global pandemic…though that’s really not the case – at least for passenger transport. While public transit vehicles are seen as germ-carrying enclosures, driverless vehicles, in theory, … Continue reading
Do Driverless Vehicles Require Drivers?
This may seem a bit counter-intuitive, but just about every driverless vehicle deployment has at least one operator in the vehicle. This article highlights how all Uber test vehicles will have “two employees in each autonomous vehicle.” Lyft and Aptiv … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Development, Government Considerations Tagged autonomous, autonomous vehicles, driverless cars, driverless vehicles, ford, gm, Lyft, regulations, sae level 5, safety, technology, testing, Uber, waymo 5 Comments
The Need for Industry Standards in the Driverless Vehicle Industry
There’s never a dull moment in this industry. The technology is advancing (see examples here and here), government regulations are being developed (see update on U.S. regulations here), and new partnerships continue to be formed (e.g., Ford teaming with Walmart … Continue reading
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
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
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
Is Mobility-as-a-Service (MAAS) the Next Transportation Silver Bullet?
Since I first started working in the driverless space, I’ve heard about how driverless vehicles will solve everything…. the transportation silver bullet we’ve all been waiting for! Thankfully, that line of thinking has dissipated and there have since been many … Continue reading
The Challenge in Establishing Driverless Regulations
It has been a fascinating couple of months monitoring the evolution of the U.S. federal regulations. In early September, the House of Representatives passed an AV bill with unprecedented bi-partisan support (summary found here). Today, the Senate is developing a … Continue reading
Dialogue is the Path to Success
I’m happy to report that Steve Kuciemba is back with another guest blog post. Steve Kuciemba is the National Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Practice Leader for WSP USA. The other day I was asked by a public agency client … Continue reading