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600451-00029-1 Report Abstract

Automated Vehicles: Policy Implications Scoping Study

Jason Wagner, Trey Baker, Ginger Goodin and John Maddox, January 2014

Automated vehicles are an emerging technology with the potential to greatly change and disrupt the American transportation system, but may also have significant benefits. This study sought to understand how automated vehicles will change the transportation system, identify implications on state and local transportation providers, determine future research needs, and understand emerging policy issues.

To accomplish these ends, the research team performed an in-depth literature review. Following this review, the research team interviewed expert personnel from automated vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and developers; and state and local transportation agency representatives. These interviews informed the research process and provided insight into the future needs of transportation providers in the face of automated vehicles.

Keywords:  Automated Vehicles, Policy, Transportation, Economics, Implications

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