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Planning for Autonomous Vehicles
January 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Planning for Autonomous Vehicles, by Todd Litman
How and how soon will autonomous vehicles affect transportation planning? Some recent reports claim that by 2030, convenient and inexpensive self-driving taxies will displace most private vehicle travel, significantly reducing traffic problems and road and parking facility demands. However, there are good reasons to be skeptical of these optimistic projections; more technical progress will be needed before self-driving cars are reliable, affordable and legal under all normal travel conditions, and they can introduce new traffic problems and risks. Transportation professionals need comprehensive and objective information on autonomous vehicle impacts. This presentation will explore the current status of autonomous vehicle implementation, and their implications for transportation policy and planning decisions, including the speed with which they are likely to be deployed, their travel impacts, and how we can help maximize their benefits and minimize their costs.
CITE Luncheon, 24 January 2018, noon-1:30pm, Buckerfields Room, Swans Pub, Victoria (https://swanshotel.com). Al a carte service of “healthy” pub food is available.