Don MacKenzie, The Future of Self-Driving Cars - Will People Actually Use Them?
Originally aired: Friday, September 20, 2019
A new nationwide study shows that Americans would rather drive themselves than use autonomous cars. Even in traffic!
Don MacKenzie is a senior author of the study and an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington, where he also leads the Sustainable Transportation Lab. He talks with Dave Ross about the implications of his study as the development of self-driving cars seems to move full speed ahead. What does the future of transportation look like - and what's a transportation researcher's dream scenario?