Automated Vehicles and Vulnerable Road Users: Envisioning a Healthy, Safe and Equitable Future

  • Justin M. OwensEmail author
  • Laura Sandt
  • Azra Habibovic
  • Sarah Rebolloso McCullough
  • Ryan Snyder
  • Robert Wall Emerson
  • Pravin Varaiya
  • Tabitha Combs
  • Fred Feng
  • Mohammed Yousuf
  • Bernard Soriano
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


This chapter provides an overview and recap of the AVS 2018 Breakout Session #8, AVs & Vulnerable Road Users: Envisioning a Healthy, Safe, and Equitable Future, including summaries of research presentations, perspectives on equity from leading experts in the field, and lessons learned through discussion among panelists and the session audience. The session identified a range of necessary actions and research needs such as engaging stakeholders at all levels from community to OEMs and governments to identify and solve problems before they become evident, recognizing the tradeoff between safety and access to transportation, and learning from the history of how transportation has affected (SES) communities.


Equity Automation Vulnerable road user Pedestrian Cyclist SES Disability Mobility Accessible transportation Travelers with disabilities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Justin M. Owens
    • 1
    Email author
  • Laura Sandt
    • 2
  • Azra Habibovic
    • 3
  • Sarah Rebolloso McCullough
    • 4
  • Ryan Snyder
    • 5
  • Robert Wall Emerson
    • 6
  • Pravin Varaiya
    • 7
  • Tabitha Combs
    • 8
  • Fred Feng
    • 9
  • Mohammed Yousuf
    • 10
  • Bernard Soriano
    • 11
  1. 1.Virginia Tech Transportation InstituteBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research CenterChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.RISE Research Institutes of SwedenGothenburgSweden
  4. 4.University of California, Davis Feminist Research InstituteDavisUSA
  5. 5.Transpo GroupLos AngelesUSA
  6. 6.Department of Blindness and Low Vision StudiesWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA
  7. 7.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer SciencesUniversity of California BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  8. 8.Department of City and Regional PlanningUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  9. 9.University of Michigan Transportation Research InstituteDearbornUSA
  10. 10.Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, FHWAMcleanUSA
  11. 11.CA Department of Motor VehiclesSacramentoUSA

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