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    Lu
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    The NY Times has posted a nice series of articles on the future of transit in America. The theme throughout is how transformational driverless cars are going to be. Interesting reading.

    #1083671

    News
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    Are Driverless Cars a Solution for Road Safety?
    Posted June 10, 2015

    Each year, millions of people die from traffic accidents on roads worldwide. As city leaders take action globally to improve road safety, some innovators have begun to address one of the major causes of traffic accidents, human error, by exploring self-driving technologies.

    READ MORE: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/wricities/1079896/friday-fun-are-driverless-cars-solution-road-safety

    #1083697
    Brent Warren
    Brent Warren
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    #1083716

    krad
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    “allowing people, including the young, old, and disabled, to get around without having to walk, without having to know how to drive, and without having to wait for a bus or train.”

    Reminds me a little of Wall-E

    #1085162

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    Will autonomous cars change the role and value of public transportation?
    Yonah Freemark
    June 23rd, 2015

    Even the concept of a self-driving car is enough to get people talking in raptures about the potential for a utopian future society. It could fulfill the promise of “personal rapid transit” transportation planners hoped to provide decades ago, offering personalized point-to-point service without the hassle, congestion, or crashes involved with driving.

    READ MORE: http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2015/06/23/will-autonomous-cars-change-the-role-and-value-of-public-transportation/

    #1091046

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    Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation
    Posted yesterday by Phil Carter

    Earlier this summer, Trinity had the pleasure of hosting a Transportation Tech dinner with some of the brightest minds in the space, including Uber’s lead data scientist, Lyft’s leader of operations strategy, RelayRides’ head of marketing, and the CEOs of ZIRX, MileIQ, Chariot, and Automatic.

    READ MORE: http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/29/baby-we-wont-drive-our-cars-the-future-of-automotive-transportation/

    #1092894

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    Will Self-Driving Cars Solve Congestion?
    by Monte Castleman on September 10, 2015

    Conventional wisdom seems to be that self-driving cars will do a lot to alleviate congestion. They will be able to interact with each other and the environment so that they can space themselves closer together, detect and reroute around congestion, and not cause crashes (which accounts for about a quarter of the existing congestion). However, there are some factors that suggest that they may not completely solve the problem.

    READ MORE: http://streets.mn/2015/09/10/will-self-driving-cars-solve-congestion/

    #1104735

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    Self-Driving Cars: A Coming Congestion Disaster?
    Posted on 11/25/2015

    This leads to a nightmare scenario that University of Washington’s Mark Hollenbeck laid out in our recent Seattle Times panel. Paraphrasing Mark: A suburban father rides his driverless car to work, maybe dropping his daughter off at school. But rather than park the car downtown, he simply tells it to drive back home to his house in the suburbs. During the day, it runs some other errands for his family. At 3 pm, it goes to the school to bring his daughter home or chauffeur her to after-school activities. Then it’s time for it to drive back into the city to pick up Dad from work. But then, on a lark, Dad decides to go shopping at a downtown department store after work, so he tells his car to just circle the block for an hour while he shops, before finally hailing it to go home.

    READ MORE: http://www.humantransit.org/2015/11/self-driving-cars-a-coming-congestion-disaster.html

    #1104743

    Alex Silbajoris
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    This is something they didn’t foresee in the Jetsons. George drove and nobody wore belts.

    #1104770
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    This is something they didn’t foresee in the Jetsons. George drove and nobody wore belts.

    Although they did accurately predict the gray hair trend via hip teenager Judy.

    #1104813

    Alex Silbajoris
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    There was a gag in one episode where George needs to rush home for some reason, and he goes running through the office carport past the parking jockey.

    “Need your car, Mister Jetson?”

    “No thanks, I’m in a hurry!”

    #1113962

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    Poll: Majority not ready for driverless cars
    By Mario Trujillo – 02/08/16 09:34 AM EST

    A total of 51 percent of voters said they would not ride in a driverless car, while 63 percent said they were unlikely to buy a self-driving car in the next decade, according to a new poll. A Morning Consult poll released Monday showed that car makers have work to do change the public’s perception about autonomous car technology. Those feelings could change as the technology becomes more widespread and regulated.

    READ MORE: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/268589-poll-majority-not-ready-for-driverless-cars

    #1113966

    Alex Silbajoris
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    How about autonomous golf carts?

    http://www.fastcoexist.com/3050960/mits-autonomous-golf-carts-show-that-the-future-driverless-city-might-not-even-need-cars

    Just need a digital swizzlestick and self-leveling cup holders.

    #1118521

    Lu
    Participant

    Very exciting to see that Columbus is one of seven finalists in the DOT’s Smart Cities Challenge, and that Columbus’ proposal is to use the funding to develop a driverless car network in Easton.

    As other folks have said on here recently, perhaps the silver lining of Columbus being so late to the game in developing transit options is that we can instead focus our spending on the coming driverless revolution and be at the forefront of the change. Winning this grant would be huge for our city.

    The other finalists are Denver, Portland, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, San Francisco and Austin.

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