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How Much Would You Pay for a Self-Driving Car? A New Podcast with RFF’s Ben Leard

May 2, 2017 | Peter Nelson, Benjamin Leard
RFF Fellow Benjamin Leard

In a new podcast, RFF Fellow Benjamin Leard brings us up to speed on the current state of self-driving car technology and discusses his recent research into how much of a premium consumers are willing to pay for autonomous vehicles.

We also touch on possible ramifications for vehicle pollution, traffic congestion, and the taxi- and freight-driving workforces.

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Read the full study by Leard and his coauthors: Are Consumers Willing to Pay to Let Cars Drive for Them? Analyzing Response to Autonomous Vehicles.

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