Thinking Beyond the (Autonomous) Vehicle: The Promise of Saved LivesPlanetizen (2016)
At a number of recent industry meetings we have attended regarding autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, one trend is clear—most discussions focus on the technology of the vehicle but not the factors outside the vehicle. Factors outside the vehicle include: pedestrians, bicyclists, roads and intersections, signals and signage, and the city or countryside. The U.S. federal government's recently released policy statement on AVs provided some broad policy on autonomous vehicles, but did not link to ideas about smart cities, transportation infrastructure, and built environment policies. Such policies are important, and largely controlled at the local level. The highlights of the federal policy statement include clarity on definitions, information on safety and security, and standards for operation, but the statement does not move beyond the vehicle itself.
- urban planning,
- autonomous vehicles,
Publication DateFall December 13, 2016
Citation InformationWilliam Riggs and Michael R Boswell. "Thinking Beyond the (Autonomous) Vehicle: The Promise of Saved Lives" Planetizen (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/williamriggs/71/