Thinking Beyond the (Autonomous) Vehicle: The Promise of Saved Lives

Thinking Beyond the (Autonomous) Vehicle: The Promise of Saved Lives

The article outlines the scope of the emerging transportation technologies and how far they can go. It doesn't have to be just about the autonomous cars and how they interact and react with our communities, but how we can work on preparing the rest of the environment to also interact with them.

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Federal policy language does not currently include how AVs react around outside factors such as pedestrians and bicyclists.

Policy does not outline Smart Cities and the advancements in street design we should be seeing and are seeing coming from private companies.

Aside from AVs and their sensors and uses, what if we plugged this technology into bicyclists and students walking home from school. Equipping them with sensors to prevents cars from impacting their safety.

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