Policy Briefs

The NCST produces two-page Policy Briefs to help summarize and synthesize findings from its research and to highlight the policy and/or practice implications in an easy-to-understand, accessible style and format.

Experiencing Pilot Demonstrations Helps Individual Acceptance of Self-Driving Shuttles

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
Researchers at the University of California, Davis surveyed residents and employees of the West Village area of the UC Davis campus during the three-month pilot deployment of a self-driving, electric shuttle to understand attitudes toward self-driving technology. This policy brief summarizes findings from that research and provides policy implications of self-driving shuttles.

Intelligent, Predictive Parking Assist for Trucks

Research Product Type
Research Brief
This research brief summarizes findings from the associated project, the objective of which was to generate parking assist algorithms that can help truck drivers better plan their trips.

Transit Oriented Development Opportunities Among Failing Malls

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizes findings from a white paper that provided the rationale for turning failing shopping malls with large footprints into mixed-use housing, then providing or enhancing transit to these redevelopment projects, which could result in successful TODs.

Understanding the Early Adopters of Fuel Cell Vehicles

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizing findings from the study which investigated fuel cell vehicle buyers in California and compared them to battery electric vehicle owners, with the hope of understanding why some households choose a FCV rather than a BEV.