Autonomous Vehicle & Urban Planning Presentation
Yesterday I had a the opportunity to present on why Urban Planners should start planning for Autonomous Vehicles. I gave the hour long presentation to Crystal Taylor's, Visiting Urban Studies Assistant Professor, students at Cleveland State University via the Join.Me app. I enjoyed every minute of giving this presentation given that the Planning & Tech students were just as eager in learning about how we as Planners need to start devoting attention towards Self-Driving Cars. This was the first time that the Urban Studies Cleveland State University's department has been introduced to this topic.
Key Themes in this presentation: AV 101 + High Definition AV Maps + AV & Transportation Planning
Some of the topics I went over included the basics of AV, such as V2V (Vehicle to Vehicle Technology) & V2I (Vehicle to Infrastructure Technology). I found a perfect video that describes some of the latest semi-autonomous features for V2I technology. The video depicts Audi's most recent Traffic Light Information feature. If you're curious about who Audi partnered with to develop this technology check out Traffic Tech Services.