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The End of Driving - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128154519, 9780128165102

The End of Driving

1st Edition

Transportation Systems and Public Policy Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

Authors: Bern Grush John Niles
eBook ISBN: 9780128165102
Paperback ISBN: 9780128154519
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 14th June 2018
Page Count: 332
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While many transportation and city planners, researchers, students, practitioners, and political leaders are familiar with the technical nature and promise of vehicle automation, consensus is not yet often seen on the impact that will result, or the policies and actions that those responsible for transportation systems should take.

The End of Driving: Transportation Systems and Public Policy Planning for Autonomous Vehicles explores both the potential of vehicle automation technology and the barriers it faces when considering coherent urban deployment. The book evaluates the case for deliberate development of automated public transportation and mobility-as-a-service as paths towards sustainable mobility, describing critical approaches to the planning and management of vehicle automation technology. It serves as a reference for understanding the full life cycle of the multi-year transportation systems planning processes, including novel regulation, planning, and acquisition tools for regional transportation.

Application-oriented, research-based, and solution-oriented rather than predict-and-warn, The End of Driving concludes with a detailed discussion of the systems design needed for accomplishing this shift.

From the Foreword by Susan Shaheen: The authors … extend potential solutions through a set of open-ended exercises after each chapter. Their approach is both strategic and deliberate. They lead the reader from definitions and context setting to the transition toward automation, employing a range of creative strategies and policies. While our quest to understand how to deploy automated vehicles is just beginning, this book provides a thoughtful introduction to inform this evolution.

Key Features

  • Offers a workable public transit solution design melding the traditional “acquire-and-operate” mode with the absorption of new technology
  • Provides a step-by-step discussion of digital systems designs and effective regulation-by-data approaches needed for a new urban mobility
  • Learning aids include case study scenarios, chapter objectives and discussion questions, sidebars and a glossary


Academic and commercial Transportation Planning researchers, practitioners, and policy makers

Table of Contents

1. Critical Terminology and System Views
2. Three Planning Contexts: Hype, Diffusion, and Governance

Part I: Contexts
3. A Broad Context: The Contention of Change
4. Conflicting Narratives: Shared Understanding Will Be Difficult to Achieve

Part II: Problem
5. A Challenging Transition: Two Competing Markets
6. Transitioning Through Multiple Automated Forms
7. How Privately Owned Vehicles Could Dominate the Next 30 Years
8. A Note About Congestion
9. Barriers to Shared Use of Vehicles

Part III: Solutions
10. Transit Leap in Theory
11. Transit Leap in Practice: City of SeaTac
12. Governing Fleets of Automated Vehicles
13. Harmonizing Competitive Fleets of Automated Common Carriers
14. The End of Driving and Transit-Oriented Development
15. How Behavioral Economics Can Help


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About the Authors

Bern Grush

Bern Grush is a transportation demand management and geographic systems entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and writer. Co-Founder of Grush Niles Strategic, Bern develops patents and technologies for autonomous road tolling and autonomous parking, is a contributing author to Disrupting Mobility: Impacts of Sharing Economy and Innovative Transportation on Cities (Springer, 2017), and holds degrees in Human Factors and Systems Design Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Affiliations and Expertise

Grush Niles Strategic

John Niles

John Niles researches, designs, plans, and evaluates transportation improvement policies and actions. He is a Research Associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions in Seattle, and Co-Founder of both the Grush Niles Strategic and Global Telematics consultancies. He holds degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions, Seattle, WA, USA

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