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600451-00087-1 Report Abstract

Policy Implications of Emerging Vehicle and Infrastructure Technology

Peter J. Jin, Dan Fagnant, Andrea Hall, and C. Michael Walton, August, 2014

This report considers a broad range of emerging transportation technologies that have potential for enhancing travel on and operations of the Texas transportation system. It provides an overview of technology classifications and assesses the policy implications of emerging vehicle and infrastructure technology classifications—namely, connected, autonomous, and electric vehicle technologies—as well as cloud computing and crowdsourcing in the context of transportation systems and services. The researchers assessed these technologies in terms of their ability to further state and national transportation goals. Also assessed were barriers to adoption and promotion at various development stages. Research is presented on new policies and institutional changes that are being implemented outside of Texas. Finally, policy implications for Texas are discussed.

Keywords: Electric Vehicles, Fuel Tax, Finance, Revenues, Transportation Policy

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