Taming the Autonomous Vehicle: A Primer for Cities

March 2017

By: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Aspen Institute

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Autonomous Vehicles

This briefing paper offers insights on the big trends taking shape in AV, and the consensus among experts about the nature and pace of future developments over the next 15-20 years. It provides comprehensive and user-friendly information on:

  • the various types of AVs and how they work;
  • key milestones and tipping points in the spread of AVs;
  • emerging hotspots for urban AV innovation;
  • key demographic and regulatory drivers of AV adoption;
  • who is developing the technology; and
  • benefits, risks, and unintended consequences of AVs.