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  •  At the annual Automated Vehicles Symposium on Tuesday, speakers in San Francisco emphasized that the decisions of human beings—as regulators, executives and consumers—are going to determine how bright, or how dark, the future of self-driving cars will be. ITS Professor Joan Walker, highlighted the example of “zero-occupancy” vehicles that could be clogging up residential streets as people summon them for on-demand home deliveries.

    Time Magazine
  •  While a landmark study on Uber and Lyft remains forthcoming, Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen is publishing her team’s assessment of one-way car-sharing company Car2go on Tuesday. “We had access to an unprecedented data set where we were really able to ask all the questions we wanted to ask,” she says, like what people were doing to get around before they started using the service and how it has changed their behavior since then.

    Time Magazine
  •  Consumers must be made aware of any self-driving technology's capabilities and limitations, says Steven Shladover, program manager for mobility at California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH), a University of California, Berkeley, intelligent transportation systems research and development program.

    Scientific American
  •  In the second episode of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast, Susan Shaheen, Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley; Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC); and Director, Innovative Mobility Research, discusses shared mobility and how the business models in this transportation delivery segment will continue to evolve. Susan is an internationally recognized leader in innovative mobility research, focused on carsharing, bikesharing, and ridesharing.

    Transportation Radio
  •  Self-driving cars sound like a dream for bumper-to-bumper traffic. And imagine all the reading during long road trips! This hour, we’ll talk about how these cars will function and how engineers are making them safe with U.C.-Berkeley research engineer Steven Shladover. He writes about the future of self-driving cars in the June issue of Scientific American magazine.

  • Institute of Transportation Studies Directpr Alexandre Bayen and Assistant Director Laura Melengy talk about UC Berkeley's involvment in the San Francisco  petition for 'smart city' funding from the US Department of Transportation.

    Daily Californian
  • California’s 2016 budget may include additional funding for sustainable transportation research, education, and outreach. The California Assembly’s proposed budget includes a $3 million increase for the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies.

  • In an investigative report, Dateline NBC interviewed Karen Trapenberg Frick, an assistant professor of city and regional planning at UC Berkeley, about the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge span's turbulent background. In the segment, Frick pulls information from her book Remaking the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge: A Case Study of Shadowboxing with Nature to discuss the questionable way the rebuilt span came to fruition, including extreme schedule delays, outsourced labor costing thousands of American jobs and budget problems that ballooned the estimated $1.2 billion construction budget to a final price tag of $6.5 billion. "It's kind of like a soap opera," Frick says about the span's development. "There's these fantastical plot twists that happened along the way." 

    Dateline NBC
  •  Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen has been one of the top women in autonomous vehicles by Little Bird.

    Little Bird
  •  California PATH's Steven Shladover talkas about self driving cars: the auto industry and the press have oversold the automated car. Simple road encounters pose huge challenges for computers, and robotic chauffeurs remain decades away.

    Scientific American