The End of Driving 1st Edition
While many transportation and city planners, researchers, students, practitioners, and political leaders are familiar with the technical nature and promise of vehicle automation, there is no consensus yet on the direction traffic management, infrastructure, or land-use policies and systems will take as a result.
The End of Driving: Transportation Systems and Public Policy Planning for Autonomous Vehicles explores both the potentials of vehicle automation technology and its barriers to forming coherent urban deployment. The book evaluates the case for deliberate development of automated public transportation and mobility-as-a-service as paths towards sustainable mobility, describing critical approaches to the planning and management of vehicle automation technology. It serves as a reference for understanding the full life cycle of the multi-year transportation systems planning processes, including regulation, planning, and acquisition for regional transportation.
- Offers a workable public transit solution design melding the traditional “acquire-and-operate” mode with the absorption of new technology as it is ready
- Provides a step-by-step discussion of digital systems designs and effective regulation-by-data approaches needed for a new urban mobility
- Learning aids include case study scenarios, chapter objectives and discussion questions, sidebars, and Glossary
Academic and commercial Transportation Planning researchers, practitioners, and policy makers
- Dueling Narratives
2. Transitioning Through Multiple Automated Forms
3. Semi-Automated Vehicle Dominance
4. Automation and Ownership
5. The Role of Behavioral Economics in Automated Vehicles
6. Transit Leap Theory
7. Transit Leap in Practice
8. Governing Public Fleets of Automated Vehicles
9. Harmonizing Massive Automated Fleets
Bern Grush is a transportation demand management and geographic systems entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and writer. Co-Founder of Grush Niles Strategic, Bern develops patents and technologies for autonomous road tolling and autonomous parking, is a contributing author to Disrupting Mobility: Impacts of Sharing Economy and Innovative Transportation on Cities (Springer, 2017), and holds degrees in Human Factors and Systems Design Engineering from the University of Toronto.
John Niles researches, designs, plans, and evaluates transportation improvement policies and actions. He is a Research Associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions in Seattle, and Co-Founder of both the Grush Niles Strategic and Global Telematics consultancies. He holds degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University.