Autonomous rapid transit Is the best use of autonomous technology. Combined wtih high-capacity metro transit systems, this will avoid the degradation of autonomous vehicle performance from mixed-traffic flow and attract riders from private cars.
New Urbanism has an opportunity to influence where self-driving vehicles take us—which could be social hubs in a polycentric city.
If federal laws like the AV START bill foreclose the opportunities of cities and states to intelligently regulate AVs, communities themselves will lose the steering wheel.
Here's a playbook for municipal leaders and citizens on the road to smart city technology.