August 17, 2023
In the Media
MIT AVT's Bryan Reimer comments on the concerns of self-driving vehicles in cities without the city's full consent.
Leaving cities without a voice in the process — and beholden to more business-friendly state regulations — is a critical mistake that will ultimately slow widespread adoption of AVs, said Bryan Reimer, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who studies automated driving technology.
Instead of public-private collaboration, "We have public versus private," Reimer said. "The city of San Francisco is dealing with all the calamities of the technology's deployments. Some of these are growing pains, which are being solved, but all you're doing is putting the city in a tinderbox waiting for the next major public mishap."