Designing robo-taxis to Promote Ride-Pooling
Beth Ferguson, Co-creator
Dr. Angela Sanguinetti, Co-creator
Dallas Swindle, designer
Emily A Carlson, student intern
Robo-taxis (automated vehicles operating in a ride-hailing model) have the potential to improve mobility while reducing traffic, emissions, and energy use. However, such outcomes depend largely on increasing riders per vehicle. Public policy that incentivizes industry to design robo-taxis that support ride-pooling may be critical to achieving positive outcomes.
This project has received funding from the National Center for Sustainable Transportation and the UC ITS Senate Bill 1 Research grant and the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.