Sharon Di on Autonomous Vehicles

How are self-driving cars changing traffic?

Carry the Two
Carry the Two
Sharon Di on Autonomous Vehicles

Show Notes

Self-driving cars evoke an image of perfectly synchronized traffic moving through streets as all the vehicles coordinate with each other. Of course, this is a future vision and not the current state of autonomous vehicles. But the process of going from a few self-driving cars to a fully automated grid will be a slow process.

Sharon Di, traffic engineer and Columbia University researcher, is here to help explain how engineers and policymakers think about these issues.

Find our transcript here: LINK

Curious to learn more? Check out these additional links:

Video of waymo car failing to merge:

Arizona ring road experiment:

Academic review article about AV ring road studies:

Video of Sharon’s talk at IMSI:

Video explainer on traffic and self-driving cars:

Check your feed to see previous episodes mentioned, including Dario on Honeybees and Merouane on 5G.

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This episode was audio engineered by Tyler Damme.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions.