There is no shortage of ways in which driving automation touches on equity-related issues, and the four topics we are addressing this month just scratch the surface. Understanding the challenges and opportunities facing the equitable deployment of autonomous vehicles is an ongoing goal here at PAVE, and while the topics we are looking at this month are important, there are many other important issues that we look forward to discussing as this effort continues.

We hope that these conversations shed some light on issues that are sometimes overlooked, and that they spark broader conversations about AVs and social equity. If…


By Mike Dorfman, Co-founder and COO of Koffie Labs

The rollout of autonomous trucking is imminent. And it will need insurtech.

While self-driving can seem like a leap into the unknown, the truth is that many incremental changes and innovations have brought us to the doorstep of autonomy. The semi and fully autonomous truck market is projected to reach $88B by 2027.

That’s why Koffie is joining PAVE Campaign, a coalition of industry, nonprofits and academics with one goal: to inform the public about automated vehicles and their potential. …


When we conducted our first public opinion survey last spring on attitudes toward automated vehicles, one trend cut across nearly all the data: many of the respondents could tell us how they felt about their own potential use of an AV, but they struggled to assess the broader social impacts the technology might have. That makes a lot of sense, as it’s hard enough to understand the technology itself without having to also think about how it interacts with all the complexities of our fast-moving society.

But empowering the public to help shape the broader impacts of this technology is…


Here at PAVE, we believe that education is the key to maximizing the benefits of autonomous driving technology, which is why we examine AVs and their potential impacts through such a diverse mix of lenses. From our look at equity-related issues during February to discussions about the legal, social, political and economic factors related to this technology, we want to empower the public to help guide our transportation future. But, of course, a single topic is at the center of all of these educational efforts: the technology itself.

During March, we’re focusing on this topic of autonomous driving technology —…


If you follow automated vehicle technology, you know that CES is one of the biggest events of the year for autonomous vehicles and everything related to the future of mobility. And CES, of course, will always hold a special place in the heart of PAVE: it was there, two years ago, that our newly-formed coalition made its official debut.

This year, the pandemic forced the sprawling high-tech showcase to go virtual, but many of PAVE’s member companies were on hand to highlight the work they’re doing, holding press conferences, speaking on panels, sharing their recent developments and announcing their upcoming…


By: Tabitha Colter, PAVE Director of Operations

When I first began working at PAVE in the summer of 2019, the content creation and management of a “Website 2.0” was one of the first projects I was assigned. Our initial website had served us well in 2019 when PAVE first launched at CES, but we wanted to build our platform out into a more robust source of information on AVs to support our public education campaign.

After months of work with our great web developers (a huge thank you to Sarah and the rest of the team at Ironistic!) we rolled…


PAVE’s 2020 Gift Guide For AV Fans

As the days grow shorter, the weather gets worse, and lockdowns keep us at home, this holiday season might be in need of a little extra cheer. So PAVE is stepping up to help out, with a heaping helping of AV-inspired gifts that will bring hours of learning and holiday joy. Whether your loved ones are confirmed AV aficionados or merely robocar-curious, in need of a good read or a vacation-eating project, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone!


This year our friends at the United States Department of Transportation designated October as Pedestrian Safety Month, so we took the opportunity to focus on how automated vehicles can help improve the safety of vulnerable road users (VRUs, a common collective term for pedestrians, cyclists and other non-car road users). And we weren’t alone: our members stepped up as well, sharing fascinating insights from their work to help explain how their technologies can help improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. …


Written by: Ed Niedermeyer, Communications Director of PAVE

When I first heard about Patrick McGinty’s 100-level English seminar at Slippery Rock University, it was a moment of head-slapping revelation. It’s far too easy to think of “automated vehicle education” as being limited to teaching the technology itself, but in fact the most important issues in the space center not on sensors and processors, but on how AVs will affect society as a whole. Not everyone can work in machine learning, but anyone can (and should) think about how new technologies might affect their world and their interests.

That’s exactly what…


PAVE is holding a webinar for anyone interested in the Inclusive Design Challenge on Tuesday, September 22 at 2pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific. The event features a presentation on the Inclusive Design Challenge from USDOT, and speakers on inclusive design and accessibility technology from academia, OEMs, nonprofits and government. Register here.

Of the many potential benefits that autonomous drive technology could provide to society, one of the most underappreciated is its ability to provide mobility and (perhaps more importantly) personal autonomy to people with disabilities. …

PAVE Team

PAVE is a coalition of industry, nonprofit and academic institutions with one goal: To inform the public about automated vehicles and their potential.

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