We hear a lot about what cities are doing with autonomous vehicles. Whether it's identifying roads or zones for automation, preparing policies for self-driving cars (or boats, or aircraft), or even on-road testing, there's a lot going on around the world to prepare for autonomy. It's hard to keep all the information straight. That's why we love this "Global Atlas of AVs in Cities" from Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Aspen Institute. It's an interactive and well-organized map that takes inventory of which cities are doing what in the transition to robot cars.
The map currently includes 53 cities and their various AV efforts, along with links to more information. The groups responsible for the map intend to keep it up to date to serve as a resource for other cities that might plan their own initiatives.
"Cities are stronger when they learn and act together, and this map provides cities with information critical to their own success through this transition," said James Anderson, head of Bloomberg Philanthropies' Government Innovation program. "This map will serve as an important knowledge-sharing tool, providing cities with what's needed to not only have a seat at the table during this transformation but be leaders of it."
The map distinguishes between cities that are preparing for AVs with long-range surveys and ones that currently run or have committed to AV pilot programs. It lists whether the partners are corporate, university, government or other entities, and states if the AVs are for private, taxi, transit, paratransit or freight duty.
Expect more pins on that map throughout the future, as more cities take on the challenge of AVs. If you know of a program that hasn't been listed yet, there's also a tool to submit more information to the mapmakers (Ann Arbor is missing as of this writing, for instance).
Interactive map shows how cities prepare for autonomous vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:25:00 EDT.