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Congestion fees have a number of both pros and cons, and are controversial for city planners and transportation service providers. They can be effective in the goal of reducing gridlock, but they also raise the cost of travel and limit access.
Transportation revolutions occur every 50 years. Could the world now be experiencing the beginning of a new paradigm with ride-sharing, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, and similar emerging technologies?
Hosts of the Mobility Podcast discuss autonomous vehicle safety in the aftermath of the tragic accident in Arizona and driverless regulations in California.
A SAFE analysis based on California’s data from 2017 shows that approximately 50 percent of AV companies permitted to test vehicles in the state are either using EVs or plan to electrify their AVs in the future.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has demonstrated its importance by providing pivotal grants to projects that would not be able to get funding elsewhere.
Given the natural synergies between AVs and EVs, growth of self-driving cars will accelerate electrification and ultimately bring about more diversity in the transportation sector.
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.
Multiple longitudinal surveys show that Americans are warming up to the idea of riding in AVs as automakers pour money into self-driving technology and companies have conducted public education campaigns on the safety benefits of autonomy.
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.
This past year, news surrounding energy security continued to occur at a rapid pace, with OPEC extending its production cuts (twice), car companies outlining their strategies for electric and autonomous vehicles, and geopolitical supply outages increasing oil prices. We’ve published numerous stories and infographics, commenting on the major energy security issues of the day. Here are 10 standout pieces from 2017.