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New Study Reveals 93% of U.S. Cities are Getting Ready for Driverless Vehicles in the Next Five Years

Urban Mobility Technology Report: U.S. Cities Prepare for Driverless Vehicles Within Five Years

The future of transportation is rapidly approaching, with cities across the United States gearing up for the arrival of driverless autonomous vehicles. According to a recent urban mobility technology report released by Verra Mobility Corporation, nearly all U.S. municipalities (93%) anticipate the need to be ready for autonomous vehicles on their streets within the next five years.

City technology leaders shared valuable insights on how they are embracing technology to adapt to revolutionary transportation trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), electric vehicles (EVs), and connected vehicles, while also focusing on improving road safety. The report revealed that 52% of city technology leaders are interested in using AI to identify road safety priorities and enhance safety measures on their roadways.

David Roberts, President and CEO of Verra Mobility, emphasized the importance of leveraging technology during this period of transition in the transportation industry. He highlighted the challenges that cities are facing as they navigate the integration of autonomous, connected, electric, and shared (ACES) vehicles into their mobility initiatives. While AI holds promise in enhancing mobility solutions, the survey also highlighted the struggle cities are facing in collecting and analyzing the data needed to make informed decisions.

In addition to addressing road safety concerns, the survey also shed light on other areas of focus for municipalities, including barriers to analyzing data, the impact of shared vehicles on mobility efforts, and the challenges in leveraging EV infrastructure.

As cities prepare for the influx of autonomous vehicles on their roads, Verra Mobility’s report underscores the importance of collaboration between city leaders, automotive manufacturers, technology providers, and safety advocates to ensure a smoother transition to a more efficient and safer transportation system.

The survey, conducted by Wakefield Research, interviewed 100 Municipal CIOs and Deputy CIOs from cities of all sizes across the U.S., providing valuable insights into the current state of urban mobility technology and the challenges that lie ahead. For more information and to access the full report, visit Verra Mobility’s website.

Overall, the report’s findings highlight the critical role of technology in shaping the future of transportation and the importance of proactive planning to address the evolving needs of urban mobility.

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