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Eno Webinar: Sharing the Sidewalk with Robots
August 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Several states now permit personal delivery devices (PDDs) to operate and deliver goods on sidewalks and in bike lanes, which sets up interactions between PDDs and people walking and biking. Different challenges are introduced by the various physical forms and travel behaviors and patterns between types of PDDs and their intended use. The success of PDDs will also depend on regulatory decisions, public trust, and the effectiveness of the technology. This webinar discusses the physical and operational characteristics of PDDs, provides an overview of rapidly evolving state policies, and introduces new challenges and research areas linked to their deployment.
Michael Clamann, Ph.D., CHFP, Senior Human Factors Engineer, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Katie Donahue, Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation