The culmination of 18 months of collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation, and ten global cities, these scenarios were presented in partnership with the National League of Cities during Infrastructure Week 2018. They explore how AVs could transform mobility, housing and communities, and local economies.
We introduced two innovations to make these scenarios more relevant to policymakers and the public. Using a custom-designed methodology that involved tuning hypothetical AV use cases to KPIs defined in consultation with cities, the scenarios highlighted how city needs can play a powerful role in shaping the market for future technologies and services. Written as a series of news articles, with field reporting by urban tech journalist Greg Lindsay, these scenarios were intended to communicate complex technical and policy information to a broad audience.