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A Stantec review of global AV research

January 20, 2021

By Greg Rodriguez and Pamela Bailey-Campbell

9 Topical Papers focused on preparing for automated vehicles and shared mobility

There’s tremendous interest in research around smart, automated, and shared mobility. When the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) wanted to find answers to some of the most pressing questions, they brought us in to lead the development of nine topical papers in support of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility Services.

Our papers explored data sharing, safety scenarios, infrastructure enablers, social impacts, freight movement impacts, transit impacts, land use impacts, and equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We consulted with forum members, reviewed and analyzed completed research, and included recommendations for future research to support each topic. Afterwards, we presented our findings to the TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility and TRB through a poster session at the Annual Conference. 

The research showed that the roles and responsibilities of governance structures around smart mobility upgrades were unclear and that the most researched topics were safety and land use. Of recent relevance were the impacts of automated vehicles on freight, goods delivery, and transit, as well as the implications from COVID-19. The papers can be found at the links below.

  • Greg Rodriguez

    With his experience as an attorney, Greg provides regulatory and policy guidance to clients as they develop the policies and operational frameworks that support innovative transportation technologies.

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  • Pamela Bailey-Campbell

    A senior transportation specialist with over 25 years of experience, Pamela focuses on smart mobility, public-private partnerships, and innovative financing solutions for transportation clients in the US and Canada.

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