The Advancement of Autonomous Vehicle
Autonomous vehicle technology promises to reduce collisions, fatalities and make road transportation more efficient. Automated vehicles began testing on Ontario roads on November 29, 2016. Major companies like Tesla, Google, GM, and Toyota are moving quickly towards developing self-driving technology. However, there are a lot of unknowns. There is an opportunity for autonomous vehicles to reduce the number of cars on the road, and the amount of parking needed. This means that the urban form of the city might also change, which also means that there will be more space to accommodate bike lanes or transit priority lanes. Since we're entering a new transportation era, we can only make assumptions on the concequences/benefits of automating transportation.
We compiled a list of guidelines discussing principles of autonomous vehicles and articles pertaining to the advancement of autonomous technologies.
- Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism [PDF - 11.5 MB] by National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
- Principles of Autonomous Vehicles by National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
- Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers [PDF - 1.18 MB]
by RAND Corporation
- Driverless Cars and City Building (Video) by Ryerson City Building Institute
- Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Impact [PDF - 4.69 MB]
- Future Proofing Infrastructure for Connected and Automated Vehicles [PDF - 5.42 MB]
- Market Forecast for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles [PDF - 5.22 MB]