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What are the three revs?

The rapid adoption of shared mobility services and electric vehicles, coupled with the prospect of driverless vehicles, has the potential to radically transform how people and goods move in advanced and emerging economies. Three revolutions in transportation — shared mobility, electrification and autonomous vehicles — will fundamentally change transportation around the world. Rigorous research and impartial policy analysis are urgently needed to understand the impacts of these transportation revolutions, and to guide industry investments and government decision-making.

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Editorial: Transit Reform in an Age of Automation

March 16, 2017
Editorial: Transit Reform in an Age of Automation

By Woodland Daily Democrat 

There is broad agreement that California has allowed its infrastructure to seriously deteriorate, but not much accord on how to pay for the necessary improvements. And as the number of self-driving vehicles continue growing, coupled with more people using services such as Uber, there could be fewer sources for tax money to pay for highways.

California Readies Rules to Allow Testing of Driverless Vehicles

March 15, 2017
California Readies Rules to Allow Testing of Driverless Vehicles

By Carolyn Whetzel

Newly proposed California regulations offer a path for testing driverless cars on public roads.

The draft regulations would expand the state’s existing autonomous vehicle testing program to keep pace with the rapid development of the technology, the Department of Motor Vehicles said. The newly proposed rules would not require a human in the car, a change from the current rules.

Car of the Future is Driverless, Shared, Electric, UC Davis Survey says

March 14, 2017
Car of the Future is Driverless, Shared, Electric, UC Davis Survey says

By Richard Bammer

The car of the future will be self-driving, shared and electric.

That’s according to a survey of the nation’s top transportation experts, announced Monday in a press release by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis.