What is the reality of automated – or autonomous – vehicles (AVs)? What do AVs mean for transit? This webinar will discuss where we are in the US now in the development and deployment of AVs and we will provide information regarding various aspects of AVs, such as technology deployment, user acceptance; safety, social and economic aspects, and regulations, policies, and legal issues. Further, this webinar will briefly describe the work conducted by the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in AVs. Finally, pilot projects that are being conducted around the world will be presented along with a focus on actual public transit AVs. Given the current COVID-19 situation, the webinar will briefly cover the impact of the virus on AV operation.