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    How Safe Should Autonomous Vehicles Be Before They're Introduced to Market?

    Nov 6, 2017

    RAND researchers Nidhi Kalra and David G. Groves developed a model to compare 500 different scenarios of autonomous vehicle introduction, adoption, and improvement. The research shows that putting autonomous vehicles on the road sooner, allowing them to improve quicker, could save hundreds of thousands of lives over time.

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    Can Humans Survive a Faster Future?

    May 1, 2018

    Life is moving faster and faster. Just about everything—transportation, weapons, the flow of information—is accelerating. How will decisionmakers preserve our personal and national security in the face of hyperspeed?

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    The Military Utility of Very Large Airplanes and Alternative Fuels

    Very large airplanes using alternative fuels are examined in the context of existing and possible future U.S. Air Force missions.

    Jan 1, 1977

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    The Potential Role of Technological Modifications and Alternative Fuels in Alleviating Air Force Energy Problems

    Examines short- and long-term measures to reduce the consumption of petroleum jet fuels by the U.S. Air Force.

    Jan 1, 1976

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    An Evaluation of Very Large Airplanes and Alternative Fuels

    Very large airplanes using alternative fuels are examined in the context of existing and possible future U.S. Air Force missions.

    Jan 1, 1976

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    The Very High Speed Transit System

    Description of a very high speed transit (VHST) system operating in its own rarefied atmosphere in evacuated tubes in underground tunnels.

    Jan 1, 1972

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    Transport technology and the "real world"

    A discussion of transport planning and technology. The paper points out that transportation systems should respond to human needs and should not become a costly end in themselves. Thought must be given to the impact of such systems on the quality and...

    Jan 1, 1963

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    Analysis of some land transportation vehicles: today and tomorrow

    A consideration of five categories of urban-transportation technology: vehicles, propulsion systems, right-of-way and allied structures, storage and maintenance facilities, and control systems. Vehicles of today and tomorrow are described, and some...

    Jan 1, 1962

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    An Empirical Method for the Prediction of Airplane Drag Divergence Mach Number

    A 1953 RAND study that investigates the problem of prediction of airplane drag divergence Mach number and provides an empirically determined expression that is applicable to clean airplane configurations.

    Aug 1, 1953

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    Thomas F. Atkin

    Adjunct Management Scientist
    Education M.S. in management science, University of Miami; B.S. in mathematical science, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

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    Jalal Awan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in green technologies, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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    Nahom M. Beyene

    Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in rehabilitation sciences, University of Pittsburgh; M.S.Eng. in biomechanical engineering, Stanford University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Texas at Austin

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    Monika Cooper

    Senior Technical Analyst; Combatant Commands & NATO Liaison, RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD)
    Education Doctorate Business Administration (In Progress) in cultural intelligence, University of Maryland, Global; MBA in economics, finance, Bellevue University; Bachelor of Science in international business management, Bellevue University; Undergrad Studies in psychology, modern languages, Creighton University

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    Laura Fraade-Blanar

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health services: evaluation sciences and occupational health, University of Washington; M.P.H. in international health: health systems, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in public health, Johns Hopkins University; Postdoctoral Fellow in aging, RAND Corportation

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    Suzanne Genc

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Irvine

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    David G. Groves

    Director, RAND Center for Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Adjunct Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in atmospheric sciences, University of Washington; M.S. in earth systems, Stanford University; B.S. in geological and environmental sciences, Stanford University

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    Marissa Herron

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in remote sensing intelligence, Naval Postgraduate School; M.S. in aerospace engineering (statistical orbit determination), University of Colorado at Boulder; B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Arizona

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    Alexander C. Hou

    Senior Engineer
    Education M.S. in science, tech & public policy, MIT; M.S. in aero/astro engineering, MIT; B.S. in aero/astro engineering, MIT

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    James G. Kallimani

    Senior Technical Analyst
    Education BS in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Purdue University; MS in data analytics, Southern New Hampshire University

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    Nidhi Kalra

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in robotics, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in computer science, Cornell University

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    Richard Silberglitt

    Senior Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in solid state physics, University of Pennsylvania; B.S. in physics, Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S in physics, University of Pennsylvania

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    Karlyn D. Stanley

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University; B.A. in political science, University of Michigan

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