15 Feb '18, 7pm

Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Transportation Jobs to be Studied

The American Center for Mobility has commissioned a study on the impact of autonomous vehicles on transportation jobs, with its findings to be released by summer 2018. The study, a collaboration between Michigan State University and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute with co-sponsorship by AARP and Waymo, Google’s self-driving unit, will focus on how autonomous vehicles will impact existing jobs belonging to approximately 3.5 million truck, taxi, and delivery drivers in the U.S. Specifically, the study will try to deep-dive into the types of training opportunities new autonomous vehicle technology is expected to require, in the areas of skills development and deployment. “Our goal is to ensure that employees, employers, and policymakers are informed about the potential developments, so they can approach them proactively rather than reacting to issues as they arise,” sa...

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