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The Self-Driving Dilemma

May 04, 2017
The Self-Driving Dilemma

By Andrew Small

But the dream of cheap, clean mobility in cities might run up against some harsh realities—soaring energy consumption, supercharged sprawl, and intensified traffic congestion—if AVs are simply deployed to encourage more driving.

Survey: Future Car is Driverless, Shared, Electric

March 30, 2017
Survey: Future Car is Driverless, Shared, Electric

By Body Shop Business Staff Writers

If the future plays out the way transportation experts predict it will, autonomous, zero-emissions vehicles will dominate the roads, and none of the passengers will own the vehicles.

That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but experts see the nation shifting toward shared, electric and autonomous vehicles nevertheless, according to a survey by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis).

RoboTaxis Will Be Commonplace By 2040

March 30, 2017
RoboTaxis Will Be Commonplace By 2040

By John LeSage

The Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis just released results of a survey in conjunction with a new policy initiative,“Three Revolutions: Sharing, Electrification and Automation.” The survey was taken by 40 policymakers, researchers, and representatives from government, nonprofit organizations, and the automotive and technology industries.

Future Vehicles Will Be Electric, Shared and Driverless, According to Major Study

March 27, 2017
Future Vehicles Will Be Electric, Shared and Driverless, According to Major Study

By Douglas A. McIntyre

In the future, vehicles will be “shared, electric and automated,” according to a new study from the Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Davis. This trend gives an edge to companies currently employing one or more of these features. That list includes Google, Tesla, Uber and General Motors.

Three Revolutions Turning the Transportation World Upside-Down

March 23, 2017
Three Revolutions Turning the Transportation World Upside-Down

By Ryan McCauley

Less than six months ago, 150 representatives from various organizations — including the California Governor’s Office; Austin, Texas; several University of California campuses; Google X; Uber and Lyft, among many others — gathered in Sacramento, Calif., to discuss the three revolutions taking place in transportation: sharing, electrification and automation.

Transportation Experts Think Electric, Automated, and Shared Rides Will Soon Reach Wide Adoption

March 22, 2017
Transportation Experts Think Electric, Automated, and Shared Rides Will Soon Reach Wide Adoption

by Jon LeSage 

Policymakers and executives from automakers and tech companies expect electrified, autonomous, shared mobility will see solid footing by 2040.

The Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis conducted a study with 40 experts on the subject from government and nonprofit organizations, and representatives from the auto and technology industries.

Experts Envision More Ride Sharing, Fewer Drivers

March 21, 2017
Experts Envision More Ride Sharing, Fewer Drivers

By Alan Harman

Top transportation experts in the U.S. say they see rapid change in transportation resulting from three major technology revolutions – shared, electric and automated vehicles.

The 40 policymakers, researchers and representatives from government, nonprofit organizations and the technology and auto industries took part a survey by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis.

Future Cars will be Driverless, Shared and All Electric

March 17, 2017
Future Cars will be Driverless, Shared and All Electric

By Mollie D’Agostino

The nation’s top transportation experts see rapid change in transportation as a result of three major technology revolutions: shared, electric and automated vehicles. That’s according to a survey by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. The group also released a set of policy briefs, described below, which were guest-authored by leading transportation policy experts.