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Shared Automated Vehicle (SAV) Pilots and Automated Vehicle Policy in the U.S.: Current and Future Developments

  • Adam StockerEmail author
  • Susan Shaheen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)

Abstract

Many automated vehicle (AV) developers and technology companies are fast pursuing the public deployment of these vehicles as part of a shared fleet. To the best of our knowledge, this chapter is the first comprehensive compilation of 17 active shared automated vehicle (SAV) pilot projects in the U.S., as of February 2018. This chapter also reviews AV regulatory efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. By tracking trends and classifying the differences between SAV pilots, we foster a better understanding of how this technology might roll out in the coming decades. While 30 states have enacted legislation or executive orders related to AVs, only two states’ regulations contain provisions related to SAVs. Although future impacts of SAVs are still uncertain, this chapter begins the dialogue around the need for proactive SAV legislation to help guide beneficial societal outcomes of these emerging services.

Keywords

Shared automated vehicles Automated vehicles Shared mobility Automated vehicle policy Automated vehicle pilots 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Public Transport and Shared Mobility group of the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2017 for the opportunity to present the original ideation of this research effort. Thanks to Panasonic Automotive Systems for their gift related to the early stages of this research. Thanks also to the Caltrans Future of Mobility team, whose feedback and research were relevant to the evolution of this chapter. We would also like to thank Marena Puetzschler and Dennis Finger at TSRC, UC Berkeley for assisting with research related to this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transportation Sustainability Research CenterUniversity of California BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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