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No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future

February 42, 2019 | 2:00 AM | MC 3-570

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Autonomous vehicles will be the most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide. In “NO ONE AT THE WHEEL: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future”, Sam Schwartz’s latest book, he lays out the future- good, bad and ugly.  

While we will see some major benefits—fewer crashes, less parking, and greater productivity while motoring—we also need to be aware of the big concerns. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will affect family and work life, business, politics, ethics, the environment, travel, and health. City planning will change significantly as AVs will dominate transportation over the next generation. The streetscape, as we know it today, may be dramatically altered.

NO ONE AT THE WHEEL will provide a roadmap for how to respond to the inevitable changes that autonomous vehicles will bring. Stakeholders and citizens will need to work together with government to maximize the benefits of this technology while minimizing its downsides.

Presenter

Samuel I. Schwartz

President, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants

 

Chair

Jon Kher Kaw

Senior Urban Development Specialist, The World Bank Group

 

Discussants

Annie Gapihan

Urban Development Specialist, The World Bank Group

 

Yang Chen

Senior Transport Specialist, The World Bank Group