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Technology will enable millions of people to use transportation means in a more efficient and sustainable way, solving traffic and pollution problems in cities. Some benefits of technology are obvious: Car doors can now be unlocked remotely without physical keys. This innovation facilitates car rental by the hour, instead of... View Article

There’s plenty of buzz around autonomous vehicles being the future of mobility – every commuter’s saving grace. It’s glamorous to imagine drivers relaxing behind the wheel while their cars navigate rush hour traffic without any human assistance. What’s less glamorous is the gridlock itself – a larger issue that won’t... View Article

As a transportation scientist, my research examines the factors that influence people’s travel decisions – for instance, whether or not they own a personal vehicle or which transportation modes they are likely to use. Experts in the field of transportation know that daily travel choices often boil down to a... View Article

For most, the thought of riding in a driverless car is hard to imagine. Although five years ago it may have seemed improbable to press a button on your smartphone to instantly summon a private car driven by a stranger – and actually trusting that driver to get you to... View Article

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Uber and Lyft left Austin in May 2016 after voters decided to implement stricter operational guidelines for transportation networking companies (TNCs). Soon a flood of new TNCs including RideAustin, Fare, Fasten, GetMe and even a Facebook group called Arcade City with 40,000+ members launched. Yellow Cab soon launched an app... View Article