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Autonomous vehicles can openup greater economic opportunities for low-income communities, SAFE study finds

Washington, D.C., July 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Autonomous vehicles (AVs) hold significant potential to open up wider economic opportunities currently beyond the reach of many low-income households due to inadequate transportation, a new study by SAFE finds. The report, “Fostering Economic Opportunity through Autonomous Vehicle Technology,” concludes that on-demand, point-to-point AV transit can cut financial stress by providing reliable, affordable and efficient transportation that is a crucial factor in determining the upward social mobility of low-income households.

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