Carnegie Mellon University
September 15, 2020

Nock awarded Block Center for Technology and Society grant

EPP Assistant Professor Destenie Nock and CEE’s Corey Harper have received a grant from the Block Center for Technology and Society to explore how autonomous vehicle (AV) transportation systems could lead to greater workforce resilience.

In light of the recent global pandemic, Nock and Harper will break down the socioeconomic conditions and demographics for essential worker populations across sectors. Their team will then create a cost-benefit analysis and a list of policy recommendations outlining how AVs could help alleviate the effects of disasters like the COVID-19 pandemic and provide a more equitable means of transportation.