The Role of Transit in an Automated Future
1.5 CM / LU Pending
One thing we can all agree on is that zero—or single-occupant vehicles—even with AV technology—are a bad thing. They cause congestion, eat up energy, exacerbate sprawl, and emit more carbon per passenger mile. The best of AV technology is in shared vehicles and a new generation of transit options—AVs used on dedicated lanes or in car-free districts with multiple passengers as an inherent option. This session explores leveraging the AV technology in transit systems. One such application could be in the form of Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART), which would use the technology in small express buses and minivans traveling in dedicated lanes or auto-free zones. The session will also explore other autonomous public transport systems.