The Future of Unmanned Vehicle Systems in Virginia 2014
Virginia has the opportunity and the capability to be a national leader in the development, manufacture, and creative use of autonomous vehicles. Economic development inthis area could yield thousands of high-paying, high-technology jobs in communities throughout the Commonwealth.
Autonomous vehicles include intelligent cars, self-guiding tractors, water surface and underwater vehicles, and unmanned aircraft. Policies established by Virginia
leaders will determine if and how the Commonwealth will leverage its substantial strength in this emerging technology.
This study provides an overview of the issues and opportunities concerning autonomous vehicles in order to support informed decisions about the future of autonomous vehicles in the Commonwealth.