About Thaddeus Miller and Devon McAslan

Thaddeus Miller, PhD is Co-Director of the Smart Cities and Regions at Arizona State University and Assistant Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and The Polytechnic School. His research is focused on partnerships with cities to leverage science and technology to create more resilient and sustainable futures.

Devon McAslan, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Smart Cities and Regions at ASU. His research explore how cities can create policies and infrastructures in which all modes of mobility can thrive.

Self-Driving Ride-Share Service ‘Waymo One’ Has Launched: What’s Next for Cities?

Many of the AV companies developing this technology are developing small shuttles, neighborhood circulators, and other types of micro-transit. These have the ability to travel on neighborhood streets, move multiple passengers and truly transform mobility, especially in sprawling urban areas such as Phoenix. One way to explore these benefits is to build partnerships with AV companies – both those developing micro-transit and those developing more traditional ride-share services.