Stakeholders in McLean County should be thinking about the oncoming deployment of autonomous vehicles, the first of which we will likely see within the next five years.
The coming AV revolution offers substantial benefits for the efficiency and safety of vehicular travel. Some benefits include lower accident rates and first and last mile solutions, the latter of which has been a consistent issue for public transit agencies. However, there will also be challenges with AV’s such as exacerbating urban sprawl, increasing vehicle miles traveled, and creating social equity issues.
Cities need to prepare for this mobility revolution. Public policy will largely shape how, how soon, and how smoothly these cars deploy into our communities.
“Smart Cities – How to Plan for Multimodality”
Speaker: Carla Bailo, President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, MI.
- Occurred Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am