Study Identifies Top 10 Cities for Autonomous Cars

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March 10, 2017—INRIX, a connected car services and transportation analytics company, has identified the top ten cities primed for an autonomous vehicle rollout.

The cities are as follows:

  1. New Orleans
  2. Albuquerque, N.M.
  3. Tucson, Ariz.
  4. Portland
  5. Omaha, Neb.
  6. El Paso, Texas
  7. Fresno, Calif.
  8. Wichita, Kan.
  9. Las Vegas
  10. Tulsa, Okla.

To see what urban areas could have the greatest proportion of vehicle travel replaced by self-driving cars, INRIX looked at one year's worth of travel—nearly 1.3 billion trips—in and around the top 50 U.S. cities by population. Combining INRIX data and StreetLight InSight, a mobility analytics online platform from partner StreetLight Data, INRIX Research analyzed trips that began and ended within a 25-mile radius of each downtown and compared this to aggregate regional trips (including outbound, inbound, and passing-through trips) to establish a percentage of intra-city travel. INRIX then looked at the percentage of a city's intra-city trips, 10 miles or less, and combined these two metrics to score each city out of a possible 100 points.

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