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Policies to Prepare for an Automated Future

​In this webinar, speakers will discuss policy issues and tools that can guide the evolution of automated vehicles in a way that supports vibrant, multimodal communities. Hear perspectives from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), academics from UC-Davis’s National Center for Sustainable Transportation, practitioners from Sam Schwartz Engineering, and those leading the Portland, OR Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative (SAVI). Register here... Read more

Transitioning Building Design to a Future of Compact, Driverless Cars

​Compact driverless electric cars will usher in many changes in U.S. urban centers, from how cities are designed to how real estate is developed. Curbside parking may disappear. Parking spaces will be narrower. Therefore, parking garages and parking lots will be converted to other uses. Read more... Read more

The Promise and Challenges of Automated Technologies Webinar

​Industry-leading experts from Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety, and Charles River Analytics will share the latest in connected and automated technologies, and describe the challenges and potential for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility through these innovations. A facilitated discussion will follow. Learn more and register... Read more

3 Ways EVs Could Sideswipe the ‘Rules’ of Urban Living

Gabe Klein, a former Zipcar vice president and expert on urban design and transportation, estimates there are 30 parking spots for every person in Houston. This statistic underscores just how profoundly car ownership has affected city planning. The rise of electric vehicles, not just cars, could encourage cities to put people first when planning neighborhoods and transportation systems. They could prioritize shared modes of transportation and pedestrian traffic, and set aside discussions about building more highways and roads. Read more... Read more
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