New HNTB Viewpoint Discusses Path Toward Adoption Of Autonomous Vehicles

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As AVs approach deployment, safety and convenience are important to Americans

A new HNTB Corporation Viewpoint discusses the timeline toward adoption of autonomous vehicles in the U.S. and Americans’ thoughts about the technology’s safety and benefits. The Viewpoint, “Autonomous vehicles: Where are they taking us next?” is authored by Jim Barbaresso, HNTB national intelligent transportation practice leader and senior vice president, and Greg Krueger, PE, program director for emerging technologies in transportation.

Citing a recent HNTB America THINKS survey, The Road to Autonomous Vehicles – 2018, Barbaresso and Krueger said while six in 10 Americans believe autonomous vehicles are not as safe as those operated by people, a majority of millennial respondents (54 percent) believe self-driving vehicles are safer. Americans also identified mobility for non-drivers, such as elderly people or those with disabilities, as the single most important benefit.

To see more HNTB thought leadership and media content, visit the firm’s connected and automated vehicles media kit.

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