for Autonomous Vehicle Policy
House Panel Highlights the Need for Greater Consumer Education on AV Capabilities, and for a National Regulatory Framework
Both lawmakers and witnesses at a House hearing noted that the transition period to full autonomy holds significant challenges, including integration of semi-autonomous features into the vehicle fleet.
Evangelos Simoudis of Synapse Partners in Silicon Valley speaks to The Fuse about how the transition to on-demand mobility will create a new value chain that produces jobs.
By looking at trip, parking, and demographic data, cities can mark deployment areas where autonomous vehicles will be immediately effective and can push for them to operate in those sections first.
While new data from California provides some insight to gains for AVs, the real story is the fact that the industry needs consistent monitoring and metrics nationwide to drive a deeper understanding of the technology and its capabilities.
Transparency in the industry and an effective regulatory framework are needed in order to deploy the new technology in a safe and effective manner and for society to see its full benefits.
One of the biggest issues for the next Secretary of Transportation will be designing a flexible regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles in which the federal government leads while allowing both industry innovation.
Uber seems to be avoiding compliance with laws for driverless vehicles in order to make a statement to California, and any other state that should follow its example with what the ride-hailing service believes are onerous laws.
There’s a natural paradox when it comes to innovation—it often brings unexpected benefits to society, but it can also cause disruptions and upheavals, creating particular risks in the labor market. Experts discuss the risks and rewards of autonomous vehicles on the country's economy.
One major sector of the economy, the trucking industry, promises to see enormous changes from autonomy, many of which will be for the better.
Fully autonomous vehicles on roads and highways could virtually eliminate traffic accidents, but it’s uncertain when such a scenario will occur. Right now, the country is in a midst of a crisis from car crashes, as reflected in recent government data showing a sharp rise in fatalities this year.