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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.

The Future Car Is Driverless, Shared and Electric

March 16, 2017
The Future Car Is Driverless, Shared and 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. 

Why Are Chipmakers So Interested in Autonomous Cars?

March 16, 2017
Why Are Chipmakers So Interested in Autonomous Cars?

by Sejuti Banerjea  

It’s the same reason that automakers are interested in the market. Although for them, it’s also a question of preventing tech companies from encroaching on their turf. There doesn’t seem to be any likelihood of such encroachment however, at least in the near future, as there is too much to making a car that’s just too far from what tech companies do best. So the first fully-autonomous cars that make it to the market will most likely be a collaborative effort between auto makers and tech companies.

The Future Car Is Driverless, Shared and Electric

March 16, 2017
The Future Car Is Driverless, Shared and 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. 

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.