Science AMA Series: We are Jimmy O’Dea and Josh Goldman, here to talk
about self-driving cars and what the science says about their potential
impacts on our economy and environment. AUA!
Hi Reddit: we are two researchers at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
We work on a variety of transportation issues, including how
self-driving cars will impact our economy and environment. We just
published a short report that outlines seven “principles” for
autonomous vehicles, meant as a basic guide for shaping how
policymakers, companies, and other stakeholders approach this
transformative technology. We want to ensure that self-driving cars
create a clean and safe transportation system for everyone. Josh Goldman
is a senior policy analyst at UCS, where he has led analytical and
policy efforts on vehicle electrification, biofuels, and fuel economy;
he previously worked for the EPA, the International Union for the
Conservation of Nature, and the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation. Jimmy O’Dea is a vehicles analyst at UCS,
where he works on vehicle and freight policy. Dr. O’Dea holds a Ph.D. in
chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and worked
for Senator Brian Schatz during a AAAS Science & Engineering
Congressional Fellowship. Ok, that’s it for us (~3:08pm
eastern). This was great! Thank you.