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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

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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

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Driverless Cars are Going to be More Than Just Cars

During my Monday morning commute, I’d love to take a driverless vehicle that includes a spinning class. On Friday evening, I’d love to take a four wheel drive driverless shared vehicle to Tahoe for skiing. And if I weren’t already … Continue reading

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Driverless Cars and Carpooling/Ridesharing

I would be remiss in not acknowledging the relationship between driverless cars and carpooling/ridesharing since a large portion of my current job is managing the Bay Area’s 511 Rideshare program. Carpooling is a small percentage of our overall commuting patterns … 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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The Driverless Car Progression

I’ve been thinking more about the progression, or steps, necessary to see full autonomous vehicle deployment in our society. I believe the private sector, including automakers, Google, and now maybe Apple (?) have the motivation and competition necessary to move … Continue reading

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How Can the Government Learn from Current Experiences Regulating Uber and Lyft?

Unlike all of the driverless car bloggers and journalists, I am not going to write about the Uber/Google competition. I feel the media outlets have more than covered that story this week. I would like to focus more on the … Continue reading

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