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Today, one only has to step out onto a New York street or fly over LA’s tangled highways to see the problems: auto-clogged roads, low-lying vehicle-fume smog, and barely-moving lines of single drivers sitting in multi-passenger cars. Some (mistakenly) cast luxurious self-driving cars as a means to turn the frustrations of a daily commute into a valuable period of relaxation or productivity. In this piece, I explain why that strategy won’t just be ineffective and worsen our commutes, but will also ultimately compel consumers to embrace the very transport philosophy that made us traffic-beleaguered in the first place. I also make a case for why using self-driving cars as public transport can be used as a means to eradicate driving dependence in the long term.
The world is changing faster than imagined, and AI is getting smarter with every passing day. Autonomous cars have been recently hitting the headlines and dominating tech-talks.
How will IoT and autonomous technology affect our local roads and neighborhoods? A quick look ahead will reveal the policy areas that are impacted when cars and infrastructure communicate.
Rapid advances in self-driving technology have brought completely autonomous vehicles within reach. As Forbes predicts, autonomous cars are just around the corner. 10 million autonomous vehicles expected to be...