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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.
The latest developments from Uber and GM, and other firms in the self-driving race, indicate autonomous vehicles are helping drive efficiency and accelerating the use of EVs.
Two major forecasters see a sharp penetration of EVs in the next couple of decades. Although the outlook for EVs and the transportation sector is improving quickly, oil demand is likely to continue to grow.
"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.
The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), with Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), is hosting an online dialogue about how autonomous vehicle (AV) technology can improve employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities.