Automated Vehicles: Safety, Benefits, and Implications
Norman D. Hart (Editor)
Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
Automated vehicles (AVs), including automated trucks and buses, are vehicles in which the safety-critical control functions (e.g., steering, acceleration, or braking) can occur without direct driver input. There are at least 1,400 automated vehicles, including automated trucks, currently in testing by more than 80 companies across 36 states, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This book explores the impact of automated vehicle deployment, including automated trucks and buses, on mobility, infrastructure, safety, workforce, and other economic and societal implications or benefits.