A Transportation Revolution Full of Promise and Challenge
Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), also known as self-driving cars, will revolutionize the way people and goods are transported across Delaware. Automated vehicles exchange information with each other and the surrounding transportation infrastructure, such as traffic signals, to navigate roadways with limited or no operator input. The technology can deliver many positive outcomes such as enhanced mobility for those currently unable to drive, but it could also generate policy challenges like continued downward pressure on state gas-tax revenue due to fuel economy savings.
IPA's professional staff and students work with Delaware's Department of Transportation (DelDOT), municipalities, and University of Delaware colleagues to evaluate the impact that CAVs will have on our State’s future. IPA conducts applied and scholarly research, convenes stakeholders, and develops policy recommendations.
Connected and Automated Vehicles Report, Video, and
Policy Brief Series
Check out the following research on key issues facing the state of Delaware as CAVs grow in popularity and use.