Accession Number : AD1031519

Title :   Increasing Road Infrastructure Capacity Through the Use of Autonomous Vehicles

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Simko,Donald J

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Roadway infrastructure is a critical component to U.S. homeland security. Overland transportation affects the national economy, emergency services, defense, and communication systems. This thesis illustrates the capacity increases to roadways enabled by autonomous vehicle technology. Public policy can enhance the adoption rate of autonomous vehicles to maximize the benefit of this emergent technology on the roadway system. A policy analysis provides a comparison of options and outlines regulations that will be needed to ensure the safe adoption of autonomous vehicle technology nationally.

Descriptors :   department of homeland security , transportation infrastructure , autonomous vehicles , warning systems , mass transportation , emergencies , passengers , public policy , accidents

Subject Categories : Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE