Self-driving cars are on a collision course with our crappy cities

Cities need to plan now for a world of autonomous vehicles. A new proposal for a strategy in New York involves integrating autonomous ride sharing with the city’s mass transit system, and de-incentivizing private vehicle use. As autonomous vehicles have gone from a glimmer in some distant future to a very real feature of our existence, it’s undeniable that not too far from now AVs will be as commonplace as their human-piloted counterparts–and eventually overtake them. This means cities stand at a crossroads: They can either let AVs slowly and chaotically take over their cities, as regular cars did 100 years ago. Or they can make a concrete plan, using the technological features of AVs to reshape transit in a city, eliminating parking and street space used for private cars, and increasing space for pedestrians and bikes–while making all travel more equitable.Read Full Story

Self-driving cars are on a collision course with our crappy cities

The self-driving cars are coming, and US cities are totally unprepared for the radical changes that will accompany them. Their roads are crumbling, their public transportation services ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from The Verge

Ford and Addison Lee launch London self-driving project

The government-backed project will study how self-driving cars and ride-sharing might operate in London, with a plan for a driverless transport pilot in Greenwich expected after 12 months. ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Daily Mail

Addison Lee is looking into self-driving taxis too

Driverless car trials are happening all around the UK, but the epicentre is arguably Greenwich, in London. We've seen driverless pods ferry passengers around the O2 and autonomous ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Engadget

Addison Lee and Ford launch driverless car coalition for London

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

Autonomous vehicle ride-sharing to merge with public transport

A year-long project is underway to study how autonomous vehicle ride-sharing can work and connect with London’s transport network. Backed by Innovate UK, the MERGE Greenwich consortium ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from The Engineer

Uber and Lyft users absolutely hate parking

A new study from University of California Davis transportation researcher Regina Clewlow has discovered several interesting insights to the way ride-hailing services affect personal transportation ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Fastcompany Tech

How New York Can Use Self-Driving Cars To Improve Mobility, Not Clog Traffic

Cities need to plan now for a world of autonomous vehicles. A new proposal for a strategy in New York involves integrating autonomous ride sharing with the city’s mass transit system, ...

Mon 9 Oct 17 from Fastcompany Tech

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