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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

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Should Road User Charging be Introduced along with Driverless Vehicles?

I was happy to find that a consistent theme at the ITS World Congress this year was on the importance of shifting to road user charging to fund infrastructure investments. The idea behind road user charging is that people pay … Continue reading

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How Driverless Vehicles Could Impact Parking

“We have significant parking demands today, but should we invest in a parking structure that may not be needed in a few years?” “Will we need all of the parking that we have today?”  “How can we make sure driverless … 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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The Infrastructure Impacts of Driverless Cars

Autonomous vehicles, by definition, do not rely on any sensors in the roadway or communications from traffic signals to be able to function.  In fact, all of the technology is on or in the vehicle, so, seemingly, no changes to … Continue reading

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