Technology is changing how we move and there are many opportunities for improving safety. Safety planners who understand the capabilities of autonomous and connected vehicles technology that begin planning now, will achieve the maximum amount of safety benefits from these new technologies. Many questions need to be asked and considered in order to maximize safety benefits, as well as negate unfavorable side effects, these new technologies can bring.
Inspired by a SlideShare my colleagues Chris Hedden, Dan Krechmer and Ron Basile created last year, The Top Five Things Planners Need to Know About Self-Driving Vehicles, I thought it would be interesting to talk about this topic from the transportation safety planners and State Highway Safety Office perspective.
I hope you find it as a fun and interesting approach to engage conversations among safety professionals in asking some of the questions in this exciting field.