Transportation Experts Think Electric, Automated, and Shared Rides Will Soon Reach Wide Adoption
The Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California—Davis conducted a survey on three major mobility trends: autonomous, electrified, and shared-use. The majority of survey participants believe that driverless vehicles will make up over 20 percent of the vehicles purchased in the US by 2040. The survey was completed by leaders across the automobile and technology industries as well as government and non-profit organizations who recommend that policymakers work towards creating an inclusive policy that makes these technological advancements available to everyone.
“This survey shows us that without thoughtful collaboration and community-facing policies, these changes would lead to increased inequities, vehicle travel and greenhouse gas emissions. We need to be creative to steer these innovations to the public interest,” said ITS-Davis Director Dan Sperling.
Learn more about the survey results from ITS-Davis’ new policy initiative at Hybrid Cars.