October 18, 2019 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are being widely tested and piloted to carry passengers and freight. When these vehicles will be deployed more broadly and integrated into our current transportation system is debatable. However, a handful of cities across the nation are starting to incorporate AVs into policy conversations and planning activities. These “early adopter” cities are providing insight into the evolving role local policy will have in shaping AV use and deployment in communities.
This webinar will feature a presentation from UC Berkeley Professor Daniel Chatman featuring new research exploring the motivation of “early adopter” cities engaged in AV testing, regulation, and planning. Professor Chatman will share high-level findings from in-depth interviews with individuals on the frontlines of AV planning and policymaking at the local level supplemented by an extensive review of policy and planning documents. He will also discuss the implications of this research on future AV policy making at varying levels of government.