December 2016 Atlas Award Winner

We are pleased to announce “Estimating potential increases in travel with autonomous vehicles for the non-driving, elderly and people with travel-restrictive medical conditions” by Corey Harper, Chris Hendrickson and Sonia Mangones, Constantine Samaras as the winner of the December 2016 Elsevier Atlas Award. Read the Atlas story about the study now.

The article shows show that autonomous vehicles could lead to as much as a 14 percent increase in car travel as driving becomes more accessible to more people. That’s another 295 billion miles of light-duty vehicle travel every year in the U.S. alone.

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