Ginther believes the shuttles could be provided as a public-private partnership. Many legal and ethical decisions will have to be made about liability if collision-avoidance technology were to fail, Bailo added. Before her job at OSU, Bailo spent 25 years at Nissan helping lead product development.
"Autonomous vehicles are coming sooner than people thought two years ago," Ginther said. "We're already looking at how they impact business. Autonomous vehicles, bike sharing, car sharing, Uber and Lyft are all going to be part of the solution."
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