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7 Ideas To Pave The Way For Autonomous Vehicles

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Adoption, Infrastructure, Technology, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on 7 Ideas To Pave The Way For Autonomous Vehicles

7 Ideas To Pave The Way For Autonomous Vehicles

This article original submitted on forbes.com As more autonomous vehicles have taken to the roads, transportation expert Ben Pierce has been noticing ways the roads should prepare for them. “They can drive themselves, but boy we can really help them,” said Pierce, the transportation technology lead for the engineering and architecture firm HDR. In Chicago last week, Pierce suggested some big changes to infrastructure and some small changes to policies and procedures that can improve the performance of driverless cars and avoid...

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New laser technology lets driverless cars see round corners

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Infrastructure, Technology, Vehicles | Comments Off on New laser technology lets driverless cars see round corners

New laser technology lets driverless cars see round corners

This article orginal submitted on guardian.com A new laser-based system could allow vehicles to ‘see’ obstacles before they come into view, scientists say The interior of a self-driving Tesla Model X. Photograph: Tesla Whether it’s a child running after a ball, a herd of cows or a broken-down car, unexpected obstacles can prove deadly to drivers. But scientists say the cars of the future might be able to anticipate such perils. A team of researchers have come up with a new laser-based system that efficiently produces images of objects that...

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With autonomous vehicles it’s not about the journey, it’s about the destination

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Adoption, Infrastructure, Resources, Services, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on With autonomous vehicles it’s not about the journey, it’s about the destination

With autonomous vehicles it’s not about the journey, it’s about the destination

This article orginal posted in techcrunch.com Elon Musk recently started a flame war on Twitter with the urban planning and mass transit community by stating “public transportation sucks”: the underlying assumption that, in the future, individual transit would be the only transportation solution with a good user experience (UX). The mistake here is focusing on the UX of the person in the car. Unless the goal is to spend more time in the car, we should focus on the UX of being in cities and communities and let the UX of individualized...

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Now is the time to plan for the autonomous vehicle future

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Adoption, Infrastructure, Services, Technology, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on Now is the time to plan for the autonomous vehicle future

Now is the time to plan for the autonomous vehicle future

This article original posted on techcrunch.com The arrival of autonomous vehicles bring the prospect of improved transportation systems without the capital costs, operating subsidies and construction delays of new highway lanes and fixed rail systems.  Cities, states, and the Federal Government,  need to revise their transportation planning accordingly. Autonomous vehicles have gone from a Jetson-like dream to a clear reality in less than one decade. In 2010, when Google first started developing autonomous vehicles, people asked, “Why are...

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Self-Driving Cars Can’t Cure Traffic, but Economics Can

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Business Models, Infrastructure, Services, Technology, Transportation | Comments Off on Self-Driving Cars Can’t Cure Traffic, but Economics Can

Self-Driving Cars Can’t Cure Traffic, but Economics Can

This article original posted on nytimes.com It’s easy to get giddy about self-driving cars. Older people and preteens will become more independent and mobile. The scourge of drunken driving will disappear. People will be able to safely play video games while on the freeway to work. But there is one problem autonomous driving is unlikely to solve: the columns of rush-hour gridlock that clog city streets and freeways. If decades of urban planning and economic research are any guide, the solution is unlikely to come from technology but from...

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Who Will Finish First in the Race for Autonomous Vehicles?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Adoption, Business Models, Geography, Infrastructure, Legisltation | Comments Off on Who Will Finish First in the Race for Autonomous Vehicles?

Who Will Finish First in the Race for Autonomous Vehicles?

This article original posted on fticonsulting.com When we think of cities of the future, self-driving cars or Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are zipping around “smart” infrastructure, reducing traffic and urban sprawl and increasing efficiency. That vision isn’t that far off. But unlike other futuristic technologies, such as Virtual Reality or Artificial Intelligence, the projected $1.5 trillion AV industry faces incredibly complex regulatory environments that challenge stakeholders around the world in both public and private spheres....

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Could autonomous vehicles cause an economic disaster?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Adoption, Infrastructure | Comments Off on Could autonomous vehicles cause an economic disaster?

Could autonomous vehicles cause an economic disaster?

This article original posted on around.uoregon.edu In the near future, it’s likely that Uber and Lyft become the main means of transportation around a city — but there won’t be anyone in the driver’s seat. In the big picture, that translates to 5 million transportation workers who are no longer employed. That’s some of what was discussed at Urbanism Next, a workshop sponsored by UO Portland and the Sustainable Cities Initiative, at the White Stag Building on April 24. More than 60 urban designers, architects, city planners,...

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10 Million Self-Driving Cars Will Hit The Road By 2020 — Here’s How To Profit

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Adoption, Infrastructure, Technology, Transportation, Uncategorized, Vehicles | Comments Off on 10 Million Self-Driving Cars Will Hit The Road By 2020 — Here’s How To Profit

10 Million Self-Driving Cars Will Hit The Road By 2020 — Here’s How To Profit

This article original posted on forbes.com Given the advanced state of driverless technologies and the amount of money being poured into the sector, there is little question—make that, no question at all—that within 10 years, driverless cars will be the norm. The implications are immense and widespread. There are currently about 1.4 billion cars on the road. Many of those cars, and eventually all, are going to be replaced by self-driving vehicles. Car sharing is already growing in popularity. When getting a ride someplace is as easy and...

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Self-driving vehicles as instruments for the coordination of mobility

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Adoption, Infrastructure, Technology, Transportation | Comments Off on Self-driving vehicles as instruments for the coordination of mobility

Self-driving vehicles as instruments for the coordination of mobility

This article original posted on driverless-future.com Autonomous cars will change the way we think about traffic. Today traffic is primarily regarded as the result of the independent actions of thousands of drivers. A view from above on any city would show large numbers of vehicles pursuing their own trajectories through the maze of roads. The cities’ traffic management systems try their best to observe, identify and somewhat channel the grand flows. At first glance, autonomous vehicles do not seem to change this situation very much. From...

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In the Future, We Might Live in Roaming Autonomous Cars

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Adoption, Infrastructure, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on In the Future, We Might Live in Roaming Autonomous Cars

In the Future, We Might Live in Roaming Autonomous Cars

A futuristic concept called Autonomics envisions a nomadic life where phones become permanent addresses and self-driving cars hitch onto moving platforms. This article original posted on seeker.com Lots of Americans in suburban areas practically live in their cars already, spending hours in transit. With that in mind, the team at San Francisco-based NewDealDesign proposed a futuristic concept where life is lived on the go among various autonomous electric vehicles. Their vision, called Autonomics, pictures a new nomadic life on wheels where...

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