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Will Driverless Cars Increase Vehicle Miles Traveled?

Should we be worried?  Frankly, yes! I do believe there are loads of likely positive impacts for society associated with driverless technology; however, the risk of significant VMT (vehicle miles traveled) increase is HUGE.  Here’s why I think so: People … Continue reading

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Driverless Cars and Some Definitional Challenges

I just got back from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Detroit last week. The conference was extremely impressive – reflecting the latest and greatest from AV and CV technology developers, academic folks studying human factors and ethics, government officials testing … 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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How will Transit be Impacted by Driverless Cars?

I’m surprised by how many people think that driverless cars could replace public transit.  That, in fact, is my worst fear!  I’ve not run this scenario in a travel demand model, but I don’t think a model is needed.  I … Continue reading

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