Policy Brief: Urban Mobility Pilots
By David Zipper, Taubman Center Visiting Fellow
In recent years the adoption of smart phones, developments in autonomous vehicle technology, and improvements in battery design have enabled a variety of new urban mobility technologies to transport people and goods. Policymakers responsible for facilitating or regulating access to these vehicles often have little evidence to inform their decisions. This policy brief is intended to help such leaders utilize pilots—limited deployments that enable hypothesis testing—to determine whether widespread adoption of a new technology is likely to help or hinder a city’s attainment of its overall transportation goals.