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    • Getting Ready for Driverless Cars

      Zoning Practice — December 2017
      by: Donald Elliott, FAICP       December 01, 2017
      This issue of Zoning Practice discusses basic facts about driverless cars and summarizes how changes in travel behavior associated with fully autonomous vehicles will likely affect local zoning codes over the next 20 to 30 years.
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    • How Governments Can Promote Automated Driving

      New Mexico Law Review (forthcoming)
      by: Bryant Smith
      This article presents steps that governments can take now to encourage the development, deployment, and use of automated road vehicles.
    • The Evolution of Connected Vehicle Technology: From Smart Drivers to Smart Cars to… Self-Driving Cars

      ITE Journal, July 2013
      by: Siva Narla
      This article looks at the last two decades of transportation innovation as perspective for visualizing the changes that autonomous vehicle technology will bring.
    • Transitioning to Driverless Cars

      Cityscape, 18(3): 193-196, 2016
      by: Giles
      This article speculates that the key transitional problems of autonomous vehicle adoption will be about the political economy of the regulation of driverless cars and the cohabitation between driverless cars and cars driven by human beings.
    • Emerging Vehicle Technologies & the Search for Urban Mobility Solutions

      Urban, Planning and Transport Research, 4(1): 83-100, 2016
      by: Jitendra Bajpai
      This article examines the potential of autonomous vehicles to improve road safety, lower fuel consumption and emissions in vehicles, and provide mobility options for vulnerable populations.
    • Autonomous Vehicles: Developing a Public Health Research Agenda to Frame the Future of Transportation Policy

      Journal of Transport and Health, 6(2017): 245-252
      by: Travis Crayton, Benjamin Meier
      This article examines the prospective public health implications arising from the widespread adoption of fully autonomous vehicles and analyzes how they can be considered in the development of transportation policy.
    • Ten Rules for Cities About Automated Vehicles

      Public Square, October 16, 2017
      by: Jeff Speck, AICP
      This article offers ten suggestions for cities to consider how autonomous vehicles can help maximize mobility for the greatest number of people, with the most positive outcomes for society.
    • Cautious Optimism About Driverless Cars and Land Use in American Metropolitan Areas

      Cityscape, 18(3): 181-184, 2016
      by: Brandon Fuller
      This article looks at the potential for driverless cars to enable beneficial changes in land use.
    • Automated Vehicle Regulatory Challenges: Avoiding Legal Potholes through Collaboration

      September 13, 2017
      by: Greg Rodriguez, Lauren Isaac
      This article offers an introduction to the regulatory landscape and challenges that come with automated vehicles.
    • How Driverless Cars Could Be a Big Problem for Cities

      Governing, August 2017
      by: Mike Maciag
      This article discusses how AV could negatively impact city budgets that depend on parking tickets, traffic citations, gas taxes, and other auto-related revenue.
    • Choice and Speculation

      Cityscape, 18(3): 185-192, 2016
      by: Lisa Schweitzer
      This article highlights the labor savings that can result from replacing human with machine labor and the separation of vehicle from owner/operator made possible by the technology.
    • Not If, but When: Autonomous Driving and the Future of Transit

      Journal of Public Transportation, 21(1): 92-103, 2018
      by: Jerome Lutin, AICP
      This article discusses the implications of autonomous driving on transit systems.
    • Driverless Vehicles: Opportunity for Further Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Under California AB 32

      Hastings Law Journal, 69: 1-27, 2018
      by: Keiichiro Zushi
      This article discusses the impact of autonomous vehicles on greenhouse gas emissions and considers policy implications in California.
    • The Pace of Change: Why Do Walking and Biking Still Matter in an Autonomous Future?

      ITE Journal, October 2017
      by: Lisa Nisenson
      This article explores how autonomous vehicles will impact multimodal transportation options, infrastructure needs, and land use.
    • Cities, Automation, and the Self-parking Elephant in the Room

      Planning and Theory Practice 19(2): 291-297, 2018
      by: Erick Guerra, Eric Morris
      This article explores obstacles that impact autonomous vehicles implementation in urban spaces.
    • Understanding the Hurdles Facing Autonomous Vehicles in Busy Downtowns

      Urban Land, February 27, 2017
      by: Kevin Brass
      This article looks at the challenge of integrating driverless vehicles into city traffic, including the management of curb space, lane usage, and signage.
    • Urban Form and Function in the Autonomous Era

      Australasian Transport Research Forum Proceedings, November 2016
      by: Praveen Thakur, Robert Kinghorn, Renan Grace
      This article explores the potential impacts of the autonomous era on transport infrastructure demand and urban form.
    • Assessing the Long-term Effects of Autonomous Vehicles: A Speculative Approach

      Transportation Research Procedia, 13(2016): 18-29
      by: Wolfgang Gruel, Joseph Stanford
      This article explores how autonomous vehicles could affect the attractiveness of traveling by car, how this in turn could affect mode choice, and how changes in mode choice would affect the broader transportation system.
    • Autonomous Vehicles: Hype and Potential

      Urban Land, March 1, 2017
      by: Peter Calthorpe, Jerry Walters
      This article states that the best of AV technology is in shared vehicles and a new generation of transit options.
    • How Autonomous Vehicles Will Redesign Cities: Transportation’s Future Goes Beyond Roads

      May 19, 2017
      by: Andy Cohen
      This article discusses the ways in which autonomous vehicles will free up space previously needed for vehicles and how it can make way for new amenities.
    • Driverless Cars and the City: Sharing Cars, Not Rides

      Cityscape, 18(3): 197-204, 2016
      by: Wendell Cox
      This article speculates that driverless cars will not significantly impact urban form, but will expand opportunity and quality of life for the disabled and other people who are unable to drive.
    • Connected

      Promising low costs and high safety, connected vehicles are even closer to reality than AVs. Some are here today.
      Connected vehicles are not autonomous vehicles but they have plenty of implications for planners.
    • The Commissioner — April 2018

      In The Commissioner's April 2018 issue: "Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles," "You and Your Staff," "Zoning in on Housing Diversity," "France's Impact on American Cities," and planning office staff resources.
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    • Attention: The Age of Automation Is Right Ahead

      What self-driving cars will mean to drivers and the rest of us.
      This web-exclusive sidebar explores the effects that driverless cars would have on our lives, communities, and transportation systems.
    • Here Come The Robot Cars

      Autonomous vehicles will impact the built environment. The time to plan for it is now.
      In the next few years, autonomous vehicles — driverless cars, self-driving cars, and robot cars — will usher in a transformation of our landscape similar to the one brought on by the Model T more than a century ago.
    • Q & A

      Planning’s editor in chief, Meghan Stromberg, talks to planners and others who are shaking up the status quo.
      Conversations about three areas of disruption to the transportation status quo: autonomous vehicles/tiny cars, bike sharing, and ride sharing.
    • The Commissioner — December 2016

      In this PDF of The Commissioner's December 2016 issue: "Credibility, Respect, and Power," "Driverless Vehicles and Your Community," "On Being an Effective — and Satisfied — Planning Commission," "A Safe Passage for Wildlife," and a resource finder on autonomous vehicles.
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    • Planning for Cars that Drive Themselves

      Planners can't answer all the questions arising around autonomous vehicles, but it’s important we ask and start thinking about them. APA’s PAS Report, Planning for Autonomous Mobility, drives that effort along.
    • When Autonomous Cars Take to the Road

      Be ready; it may happen soon.
      Are autonomous cars coming to a road near you? Assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Erick Guerra explores the technology and says driverless cars might be a reality sooner than you think.
    • The Commissioner

      In The Commissioner department of the December 2016 Planning magazine: nonverbal communication, driverless vehicles, how to be a satisfied planning commission, safe passage for wildlife, and more.

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