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Joint Venture Silicon Valley
100 W San Fernando St, Ste 310, San Jose, California 95113
Self-driving cars are in the news and on our roads. By all indications, they will be the future of driving, and likely sooner rather than later.
So what does it mean? What will be the real impact on our overall mobility? Will they make a dent in the congestion on our roadways? What do they mean for land use and the environment? What are the hurdles that local, state and federal policymakers have to surmount? Join us for a presentation by RAND scientist Nidhi Kalra, a leading expert on autonomous vehicle policy.
Nidhi Kalra is a senior information scientist at the RAND Corporation and the director of RAND's San Francisco Bay Area office. She spearheads RAND's autonomous vehicle policy work. Kalra is the lead author of the study “Driving to Safety: How Many Miles of Driving Would It Take to Demonstrate Autonomous Vehicle Reliability? (2016)” and co-author of the flagship report “Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers (2016).” She has over ten years of experience in autonomous vehicle policy and is committed to using her expertise to further evidence-based policy making. She has testified on autonomous vehicle policy at two congressional hearings and is also a member of the California Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee, which provides guidance to the State legislature on road use charge alternatives to the gas tax.