Proactive Planning for Driverless/Shared Mobility

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • Overarching regulatory components related to safety, technology, privacy, cybersecurity, and insurance
  • Ethical, equity, liability, and public trust issues related to autonomous vehicles and supporting infrastructure
  • Common pilot program agreements between providers (like Uber) and cities, and how to negotiate key elements related to data, liability, infrastructure financing, and integrating driverless into larger mobility programming
  • How to identify the iterative steps applicable to their community in moving from 100-percent driver to driverless mobility, including pilot zones, routes, loops, and dedicated lanes

Embracing the perfect “innovation storm” hitting the transportation sector, this session provides an overview of new transportation technologies and a synopsis of the interlinking legal, regulatory, and planning considerations associated with a shift from driver to driverless and shared mobility. You'll gain a "best practices" overview of federal and state regulations, learn critical policy and legal issues (safety, privacy, liability, and equitable access), and explore valuable insights into phased planning for smart transportation technologies, including infrastructure build-out and potential modifications to regional and local planning documents and zoning codes.

Explore how to create an effective program and mobility policy that works with existing transportation infrastructure and promotes efficient spending of public dollars. And discuss how planners can harness the benefits of driverless and shared mobility technology to meet larger mobility goals, especially for the senior disabled and low income communities.


Lisa Nisenson , GreaterPlaces , Arlington , VA (see bio)
Greg Rodriguez , Washington , DC (see bio)
Kelley Coyner , Arlington , VA