Preparing a Nation for Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Barriers and Policy Recommendations

October 2013

By: Eno Center for Transportation, Kara Kockelman

Autonomous Vehicles

This paper explores the feasible aspects of AVs and discusses their potential impacts on the transportation system. It looks at the barriers to well-managed, large-scale AV market penetration and suggests federal-level policy recommendations for an intelligently planned transition as AVs become a growing share of our transportation system.