Environmental Justice Considerations for Connected and Automated Vehicles

December 2016

By: Federal Highway Administration


Autonomous Vehicles

This report highlights how automated vehicles could either address the needs of environmental justice populations or further transportation inequities. Low-income populations, for example, may experience the benefits of CV and AV technology differently compared to other populations, because they may have less access to personal vehicles, live farther from their work places, or have jobs with non-conventional work schedules and limited work location flexibility.