Automated Vehicles

Building on his work on smart cities, since the 2000s, Anthony has been investigating long-term trends, opportunities and challenges cities face as innovation in automated vehicle (AV) technology speeds up.

Horizon scan for cities in the AV era. Most recently, he led the development of Taming the Autonomous Vehicle: A Primer for CitiesCo-created with Bryan Boyer of Dash Marshall this horizon scan was published as part of the Bloomberg-Aspen Initiative on Autonomous Vehicles and Cities.

Scenarios of automated cities. In 2014, Anthony authored a groundbreaking forecast Re-Programming Mobility  The Digital Transformation of Transportation in the United States. This report, carried out at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation under a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, presented four alternative visions for urban transportation and land use for 2030, and has helped spur pioneering policy and planning work in cities and regions around the world concerned about the onset of automation.

Informing national and state policy. In fall 2016, Anthony spoke at the US DOT’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center on the topic of cities in and autonomous vehicles, sharing ideas and findings from both projects. In November 2016 he addressed the Florida Automated Vehicles Summit in Tampa, Florida.