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.

Most recently, Anthony led the research effort for the Bloomberg-Aspen Initiative on Autonomous Vehicles and Cities in close collaboration with Bryan Boyer of Dash Marshall.

This effort produced three landmark works on the future of automated vehicles in cities:

A set of Four Scenarios covering taxis, microtransit, buses, freight, and personal vehicles.

A Global Atlas of AVs in Cities detailing more than 100 city-involved automated vehicle pilots underway worldwide.

A primer, Taming the Autonomous Vehicle that provides a scan of the technology and policy horizon for cities, based on the consensus of views source from experts in multiple domains.

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.

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.