for autonomous vehicles
New research shows that the energy demands of driverless computing draw less power from the vehicle than expected. Other factors such as efficiency improvements, flexibility for fleet operators, and the advantages of the electric drivetrain mean that power demand is a nuisance, but far from a dealbreaker, for an electrified autonomous future.
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.
With EV sales continuing to rise and more fleet operators seeing the economic benefits of electrification, governments are increasing their public charging infrastructure investments.
A new report from SAFE estimates that total annual benefits of autonomous vehicles could possibly reach as high as $800 billion by 2050.
Proximity and density are the key variables for the sharing economy, by lowering costs and raising volumes enough to make services both affordable (for riders) and profitable (for drivers).
Our expectations and standards regarding safety will need to be tailored to the use cases those vehicles are designed for—many of which will be less sophisticated than we’ve been led to expect.
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.