Mobilizing for the day when autonomous vehicle (AV) technology will redefine the world of automobiles and mobility at large, Los Angeles hired FUSE Executive Fellow Michael Lim to develop a comprehensive business plan that addresses the increasingly important need for investment in autonomous vehicles and the infrastructure to support them.

He also helped city officials streamline their procurement processes and partnership models, so they can engage in meaningful, iterative AV piloting efforts with industry, startups, and research communities. His work has helped the city better prepare for the long-term planning and implications of how the AV transportation future of Los Angeles could play out. He also helped city officials understand how to meaningfully engage with rapidly changing technologies and devote the necessary resources to set a strong direction for how AV technology is deployed in the city.