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.
The survey was held in conjunction with the launch of ITS-Davis’ new policy initiative, “Three Revolutions: Sharing, Electrification and Automation.”
ITS-Davis Director Dan Sperling says: “For the first time in half a century, real, transformative innovations are coming to the world of passenger transportation.
“This survey shows us that without thoughtful collaboration and community-facing policies, these changes would lead to increased inequities, vehicle travel and greenhouse gas emissions. We need to be creative to steer these innovations to the public interest.”
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