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Director of the Policy Institute, Austin Brown, talks on shelter-in-place directives influence on society, the environment and transportation. Austin discusses lessons to be taken into consideration for environmental policy actions post COVID-19 recovery.
Could COVID-19 change how people travel for good? Capital Public Radio discussed the question with the Policy Institute’s Austin Brown.
The BBC and Capital Public Radio recently turned to the Policy Institute’s Austin Brown and Colin Murphy for insight on what current events may mean for the future of sustainable transportation.
Many blame electric vehicles for the $1.1 trillion gap in federal transportation funding. Many are wrong.
Austin Brown talks with the Alliance to Save Energy about the current trends and future potential of transportation.
Who’s responsible when AVs crash? Why the success of automated vehicles depends on smart liability policy.
In the age of new technology, is it better to ask for forgiveness, or beg for permission? Austin Brown and Kelly Fleming explore why companies have taken this approach and how policymakers and business leaders can improve the situation.
Additional strategic policies across all levels of government are necessary to achieve our vision of a shared, electric, and automated future.
Automakers and energy utilities now embrace California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and even oil companies accept it.
Full automation is projected to increase the use of individually owned vehicles, perhaps by as much as 60%. But what about partially automated vehicles?
Today, the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy, the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, and Cool Davis are launching “EV&Me”, a blog where owners and drivers of all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles share their experiences of driving electric.
EV challenges remain but battery life is not one of them.
The U.S. auto industry will cede global leadership in developing vehicle technology.
Though app-based car services such as Uber and Lyft may displace public transit to some extent, there is even greater—yet largely ignored—potential for such services to reduce net congestion by facilitating multi-passenger pooling.
The evidence shows that freezing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program standards is hard to justify on economic, social, environmental, or legal grounds.
The PH & EV Research Center is following the direction of worldwide PEV markets. While the United States may be facing road blocks because of changing regulations and tariffs, the electric mobility market in other nations continues to grow.
Because of Tesla’s volatile past, it is difficult to predict its future. Howerver, a strong private-sector leader like Tesla will pull EV technologies and markets forward in the United States.
New technologies and business models are unlocking what could be a trillion dollar market for new mobility services—converting individual car ownership and uncompensated driving into commercial businesses.
While ride-hailing threatens public transit, it is also key to its future success — but only with smart policies and the right price signals.
Susan Pike interviews representatives at the front lines of transporation innovation on their expectations of the impacts of ridehailing services.
A new plan to lower carbon emissions in homes injects low carbon hydrogen into the natural gas grid. However, blending hydrogen into existing networks ultimately limits the scale of possible hydrogen adoption.
While the number of models and makes of PEV’s has nearly doubled from 2014 to 2017, consumers are still largely unaware of the transition to Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV).
Policy Institute staff joined other researchers and experts from UC Davis at the 97th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC.
Policy Institute Executive Director Austin Brown reflects on several months of driving an all-electric vehicle.
Learn more about the actions planners can take to embrace the 3 transportation revolutions in this summary of ITS policy brief, “Land Use Planning and Transportation Policies.”
How do tax credits for electric vehicles support the transition to a cleaner transportation system?
Long-range development of EV charging networks, and other critical infrastructure, will require a holistic approach to strategically transition the needs of today’s travel to enable a brighter transportation future tomorrow.
Policy Institute Executive Director Austin Brown shares his thoughts as a new owner of an all-electric vehicle.