Tens of millions of people living in the U.S. do not have reliable or affordable access to transportation. Most are people living with disabilities, people who can’t afford cars, or live in communities where there isn’t adequate transit investment. Shared, electric, autonomous vehicles could help close the access gap for people and communities who need it most. In this presentation, Dr. Allanté Whitmore, director of SAFE’s AV Initiative, will lay out a roadmap for policymakers to work with the private sector to leverage AV technology to help close the transportation gaps while advancing equity initiatives and encouraging investment in new mobility services.
Allanté Whitmore is the Director of SAFE’s AV Initiative and the Center for Automated Transportation Technology. Whitmore holds a joint Ph.D. from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She brings automated vehicle technology and policy expertise from researching the environmental, equity, economic, and ethical impacts of autonomous vehicles.
During her tenure at CMU, Allanté was awarded multiple fellowships including the K&L Gates Presidential Fellow and Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship. Whitmore proudly serves on the Board of Directors for PAVE – Partners for Automated Vehicle Education.