Autonomous Vehicles & Municipalities
Empowering communities to be their best
Vibrant, inviting, and inclusive communities don’t just happen—they’re creatively imagined, collaboratively planned, and built better every day. Our team of autonomous vehicle (AV) consultants guides municipalities and stakeholders in defining a long-term vision. We consider all possible AV solutions that contribute to cleaner, safer, and more equitable communities for all. We can introduce you to emerging AV technologies and devices that serve the public good.
While every municipality is unique, each has a very similar end goal: to serve the needs of its community members, whether it’s their residents, workers, or visitors. And AVs have the potential to support the labor tasks and essential services that benefit everyone. For example, unmanned drones and robotic vehicles can perform routine tasks or support jobs that are dirty or dangerous to workers. We’ll help you realize AV solutions that work to enhance communities.
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Accelerating autonomy in our communities
Strong communities don’t just happen—they’re built. They’re creatively imagined, collaboratively planned, and readied to face tomorrow with optimism. Whether we’re bringing new life to an urban center, transforming a brownfield site, or developing a new place for families to grow, we balance the needs of today with a passion for tomorrow. And AVs add safety, efficiency, and accessibility. Pairing our AV consulting expertise with community planners and engineers, we help you plan and implement best-fit solutions.
Easily traverse educational and campus environments
Campus environments like colleges and business parks can sometimes feel like self-contained cities. And just like cities, they require innovative mobility solutions to circulate people and goods, in a timely manner. Insert automated vehicle platforms! Low-speed shuttles that have a set route can move people quickly from building to building. In addition, sidewalk bots have the ability to navigate roads and sidewalks to deliver supplies and food throughout the campus environment and automated power chairs provide independence and convenience for those needing door-to-door transportation. AV solutions can—when integrated with existing transit and campus services—create a safer, more equitable environment for students, faculty, and visitors alike.
AVs in residential and mixed-use communities
Residential communities including single-family and mixed-use have incredible opportunities for people to experience the benefits of automated vehicles. Whether you live there or are visiting, AVs can be a benefit in a multitude of ways. Groceries and goods can be delivered from local merchants, autonomous shuttles can be running for commuters to get into the city, kids can board a neighborhood circulator en route to a friend’s house, and robotaxi can provide a low-capacity, ride share option. Moving people and goods between an origin and destination by way of AV technology will be expanding to more and more communities in the near future.
Enhancing lives and healthcare with autonomous solutions
Automation can improve the mobility of people within a health campus, enhancing the lives of patients, workers, and visitors alike. In addition to moving people and goods inside buildings as well as in between, imagine providing transportation for non-ambulatory patients not only to their door, but through their door.
In the comfort of their home, an individual can sit in a chair that can navigate doorways, ramps, elevators, and more, as well as board on-road vehicles and transit. Then, upon arrival at their appointment, their itinerary is synced with their personal chair, navigating them where they need to go, when they need to be there.
Personal mobility devices will increase mobility, safety, and peace of mind for patients and their family members and augment caretaker or hospital staff duties.
AVs in Communities
Related On-Demand Learning Courses
Our team has developed several courses to educate you on the various aspects of the autonomous vehicle industry and its progress. When you click on a course, you will be taken to a log in screen. Please log in as you will then be led to free and for a fee content.