As optimism on new transportation technologies enters a trough of disillusionment, Evangelos Simoudis reminds us in his new book that transportation transition is a multidecadal project.
From medicines to financial institutions, gaining public acceptance through safety assurance is critical. Responsible technology developers must learn to do the same for autonomous vehicles.
The DOE’s National Laboratories are a core engine of national innovation system but one in urgent need of a tune-up if the U.S. is to meet the pressing challenges of energy security.
To avoid a morass of conflicting local codes, the federal government, in conjunction with stakeholders and other organizations, should offer model regulations for autonomous vehicles, including for on-demand ride services.