Many people think of AVs as mid-century futurist visions of self-driving cars, but some of the most interesting work in the driving automation space is happening in public transit. Communities worldwide are piloting AV technology — from Bus Rapid Transit to microtransit — to learn how to integrate these new technologies into existing public transit systems. In this PAVEcast episode, we examine why public transit is a promising option for AVs, search for lessons learned, and start to imagine where automation could make some of the biggest impacts.
Meghan Grela – Autonomous Mobility Lead, Via Transportation
Nathaniel Horadam – Managing Consultant and Autonomous Vehicle Specialist, Center for Transportation and the Environment
Tim Haile – Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Ed Niedermeyer - Communications Director, PAVE