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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Preparing a nation for autonomous vehicles: Opportunities, barriers and policy recommendations for capitalizing on self-driven vehicles

University of Texas, January 1, 2015

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) represent a potentially disruptive and beneficial change to the way in which we travel. This new technology has the potential to impact personal travel across a wide array of impacts including safety, congestion, and travel behavior. All told, major social AV impacts in the form of crash savings, travel time reduction, fuel efficiency and parking benefits are likely on the order of $2,000 per year per AV, or $3,000 eventually increasing to nearly $5,000 when comprehensive crash costs are accounted for.

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