Automated Vehicles: Safety, Benefits, and Implications


Norman D. Hart (Editor)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
BISAC: TRA001000

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.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Road Ahead for Automated Vehicles
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Chapter 2. The Effects of Vehicle Automation on Driver Engagement: The Case of Adaptive Cruise Control and Mind Wandering
Federal Highway Administration