Podcast: Planning the Autonomous Future

Rebecca Hunter and John Estrada

Hosts Jennifer Henaghan and Kelley Coyner sit down with Rebecca Hunter of Crown Castle and John Estrada of eTrans Systems to break down exactly how infrastructure relates to autonomous vehicles. Rebecca explains why connectivity requires a wireless and wired network, how densification of infrastructure will affect traffic safety, and why the comprehensive plan should address these issues. John delves in to the various technologies being used in the field, like LiDAR (which stands for "Light, Detection, and Ranging”) and haptic systems, and which cities around the U.S. are seeing some of these tools in action.

Learn more about autonomous vehicles: planning.org/av.

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