Category Archives: Related Industries

What Companies are Best Suited to Operate AV Fleets?

As I stood in line waiting for my turn to sign the papers for my rental car, I was alarmed by the fact that this rental company (a reputable company, for the record!) was relying upon computers and software that … Continue reading

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The Legal Mess that Driverless Cars are Creating

Despite the fact that driverless cars will have huge positive impacts on our society (improved safety, enhanced mobility, more reliable travel times), there are still some significant legal questions that need to be addressed. Many insurance companies and state government … Continue reading

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Industries’ Response to Driverless Cars

I continue to be fascinated by various industries’ response to driverless cars. Reactions range from “They’re coming soon – we need to adjust our business model now” to “Don’t be fooled – they aren’t coming any time soon!” The media often … Continue reading

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Will Driverless Cars be Electric-Powered?

All signs point to yes; however, the current rates of electric vehicle adoption don’t necessarily reflect that!  The U.S. Energy Information Administration stated: In 2013, there were about 70,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) and 104,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)—small … Continue reading

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To Share or Not to Share?

Originally posted on Driving Towards Driverless Cars:
In recent months, there have been many news articles regarding the introduction of a new transportation mode: microtransit.  If there was a transportation mode spectrum between large, fixed route buses and single occupancy…

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To Share or Not to Share?

In recent months, there have been many news articles regarding the introduction of a new transportation mode: microtransit.  If there was a transportation mode spectrum between large, fixed route buses and single occupancy vehicles, microtransit would fall somewhere in-between. Mictrotransit … Continue reading

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What can the Government Learn from Uber and Lyft Regarding Driverless Cars?

Uber and Lyft, which are officially categorized as “transportation network companies,” or TnCs, started around 2009. At the time, their services were completely novel and, because of that, they were largely unregulated. That is, until 2013, when the California Public … Continue reading

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