Chosen because: Self-driving cars won't exist in a bubble -- they are expected to heavily influence the environment surrounding them. Lauren Isaac, 36, works on developing ways autonomous vehicles and other technologies can improve urban mobility at the engineering services firm. In 2015, she was named the William Barclay Parsons fellow, a Parsons Brinckerhoff sponsorship that allows engineers to pursue independent research projects. Under the fellowship, Isaac developed a guide for government agencies on how to approach and regulate a driverless transportation environment.
Quote: "Government at all levels has the opportunity to proactively establish goals and policies that can continue to support the driverless vehicle revolution while keeping the traveling public safe and mobile."