Automated vehicle technology has advanced rapidly, with numerous technology firms and automakers testing fleets of automated vehicles in cities across the nation. Within a few years, automated vehicles could be operating everywhere on our city streets, with far-reaching consequences and opportunities for safety, mobility, and public space.
This new technology has the potential to reshape our cities for the better—with the right policies. In this session, learn about NACTO’s guidance on automated vehicles and the implications of specific policy decisions. By limiting speed, allowing only fully autonomous vehicles, thinking about the application for transit, and creating data-sharing requirements, we can rethink our streets, expressways, and the ways that we get around and design our cities.