for Autonomous Vehicle Policy
A new report estimates that autonomous vehicles will add between $3 to $6 trillion in cumulative consumer and societal benefits to the U.S. economy by 2050.
Hosts of the Mobility Podcast discuss autonomous vehicle safety in the aftermath of the tragic accident in Arizona and driverless regulations in California.
Fatal Self-Driving Vehicle Incident in Arizona Underscores Need for National Effort to Implement Advanced Safety Technology
Critics of autonomy will likely use the Uber accident to argue that self-driving cars are too dangerous, but the incident reflects the need for continued public testing to perfect the technology.
New data from California shows advancement in the volume and quality of AV activity, but disengagement reports are an imperfect measure and the reporting does not include activities on private roads and outside the state.
Panelists at an event on Capitol Hill emphasized the importance of taking advantage of today’s environment to shape technological changes in the transportation sector for the benefit of the public interest and to mitigate any unintended consequences.
"The more miles that autonomous vehicles travel—on different roads, in different environments, and under various weather conditions—the more quickly their safety improves."
Exemptions allow companies to think outside the traditional vehicle box and produce safer and more fuel efficient and diverse fleets.
Although China has yet to pass autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation, behind the scenes Chinese lawmakers are moving to adopt uniform standards on AV testing to prepare for eventual widespread commercialization.
Federal preemption is the key provision of the Senate's autonomous vehicle legislation.
The release of the Senate's autonomous vehicle bill comes on the heels of the House overwhelmingly passing AV legislation during the summer. AVs are expected to significantly reduce traffic accidents, improve fuel efficiency, and increase access to transportation for the blind, the elderly, and the disabled.