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Progressive Senators Say: It’s Time for the Feds to Regulate Vehicle Automation

Unfortunately, nobody knows whether automated vehicle technologies are safe — and federal regulators have struggled to stay ahead of the risks that come with innovations.

June 5, 2024

No Driver, Mo’ Problems: Advocates Demand AV Regulations

And federal probes into self-driving vehicles after crashes and fires are not making a great case for the future of autonomous vehicles.

May 23, 2024

Four Things I’m Thinking About Transportation in L.A.

Streetsblog's favorite UCLA expert weighs in on Waymo, Cubic, 2028, active transportation funding - and invites you to UCLA Transportation Camp unconference on June 8

May 23, 2024

How To Build a Car That Kills People: Cybertruck Edition

The Cybertruck represents a lot of what's wrong with the U.S. transportation system — even as it purports to address those problems.

December 4, 2023

For Transportation Workers, Driverless Cars Are an Office Safety Issue

“[We need] federal laws, not just a patchwork of state and local laws across the country."

November 17, 2023

How AI Could Transform Transportation — And Not Just Autonomous Vehicles

Artificial intelligence is being installed in cars — but that's not the only place it's showing up. A new report explores what cities need to know about the emerging tech in order to use it well.

October 17, 2023

What Do ‘Livable’ Streets Look Like in an Era of Driverless Cars?

Does a world of autonomous cars really have to make our streets less human?

October 3, 2023

AVs Aren’t Solving our Transportation Problems; They’re Automating Them

"Right now, AV-makers would have us believe that all of our transportation concerns will go away if we simply replace human drivers with computers. But we know this is not true."

September 6, 2023

The Transportation Future of Los Angeles Needs to be Built Around Electric Rail, Not Hydrogen or Autonomous Vehicles

In his L.A. Times commentary “Los Angeles, 2043: An optimistic scenario for transportation”, John Rossant says a few good things about public transit, congestion pricing and renewable energy.

August 31, 2023