The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
The proliferation of new technologies, including connected vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems, and micromobility devices, on our nation's network of roads and highways has brought new safety opportunities and challenges that must be managed in the years ahead to ensure all road users remain safe. All road users are learning the capabilities and limitations of these technologies in real-time, which can bring new road hazards that must be addressed. Between now and 2030, policymakers and regulators will need to guide deployment of these new technologies to maximize benefits while minimizing harm for all road users. This conversation will feature 3 fellows working at the intersection of technology and transportation policy as they share their experiences and knowledge on current trends in the sector that will change the ways Americans move themselves and goods through 2030.