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City Visions: What does a future with driverless cars look like?

Sarah Pattinson

September 19, 2016.  Driverless cars are already prowling Bay Area streets doing trial runs.  Host Ethan Elkind and our panel discuss the remaining technical challenges and questions raised by the proliferation of these autonomous vehicles, including  how we might benefit and how autonomous vehicles might change our landscape.  

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe and Chris Nooney


Dorothy Glancy, J.D., Professor of Law at Santa Clara University.  Known for her work in the area of privacy and transportation, Professor Glancy received a grant from the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation where she directed a legal research project regarding privacy and intelligent transportation systems.  She was also a consultant to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with the US Dept. of Transportation regarding privacy policy issues, and served as a consultant regarding legal and regulatory issues for the the US Dept. of Transportation's Rural Interstate Corridor Communications Study Report to Congress.

 Gerry Tierney, Associate Principal at Perkins + Will.  Director of the firm's Smart Mobility Lab studying the evolution of urban mobility and its impact on the public realm.  A founder of Mobility and the City's REDCAR project, Gerry has collaborated with the UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center on workshops addressing "E-Mobility as a Service," "Emerging Modes of Personal Transportation,"  and "Evolving Urban Mobility - A New Regulatory Environment,'" in addition to moderating the "Access & Mobility to Cross Income, Digital, and Land Use Divides" session at the Disrupting Mobility Summit.

Susan Shaheen, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center and Adjunct Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.  Dr. Shaheen was the first Honda Distinguished Scholar in Transportation at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis from 2000-2012.  She also served as the Policty and Behavioral Research Program Leader at California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways and as a special assistant to the Director's Office of the California Department of Transportation.  Her research projects on car sharing, smart parking, and older mobility have received national awards.