U.S. House of Representatives: Briefing Driverless, Shared, Electric: The Three Transportation Revolutions
Briefing, Washington, DC
Briefing Description: The three revolutions in transportation - vehicle sharing, electrification and automation – stand to improve access, equity and public health in our cities. However, these disruptive revolutions could also lead to unintended consequences, including more traffic, worsening air quality and an imbalance between who benefits and who is burdened. Federal, state, and local governments are all moving quickly to be ready for the Three Revolutions, which makes this a timely and important area of study for the research community. This briefing will showcase the research of leading experts from the NCST demonstrating with quantitative and qualitative analysis, the best strategies for maximizing the benefits of new transportation technologies, and mitigating the burdens. The briefing will emphasize the importance of getting flexible policy frameworks in place now and how collaborations across institutions will enable communities to stand prepared for revolutionary changes to our transportation system.
- Dan Sperling, Founding Director, ITS-Davis; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor, Environmental Science and Policy; Co-Director, STEPS Program, ITS-Davis
- Robin Chase, Co-founder of Zipcar, Veniam, Open Transport Partnership
- Giovanni Circella , Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, ITS-Davis
- Austin Brown, Executive Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, UC Davis
- Amitai Bin-Nun, Vice President, Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Innovation at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE)