Recently, a woman was tested in Uber driverless mode, and a man's Tesla Model X crashed as his hand left the steering wheel, because he asked the car to do that some driving could change the debate about self-driving cars.
These tragic deaths raise an overdue question, that is, when this new technology comes from beta-
Test to full-
As an urban planner who analyzes how technology affects the city, I think driverless cars will change everything moving and fixing the landscape.
So far, too little attention has been paid by the public and governments at all levels to how getting these machines to drive themselves will change urban, rural and suburban communities.
Driverless cars are closer to the test mode than you realize at critical moments.
General Motors, for example, plans to start producing carpooling models as soon as 2019.
But public awareness and consumer acceptance take longer, perhaps decades.
This will depend on the safety record of the machine and the time it takes to implement legal and political changes, such as making local laws on the use of the selfdriving cars.
This shift requires joint efforts from automakers to consumers, insurance companies to planners and everyone at all levels of government officials.
It is essential to be proactive in guiding this technological change.
It's time for education, thoughtful discussion and planning, not to wait until the last minute it happens or leaves.
It's like a car replacing a horse, and the Internet gets traction.
In this case, technology has changed the way people live, work and live.
This shift takes place before the public or government is ready.
When the Internet became popular in the 1990 s, few peopleif anyone —
The social and behavioral changes in stores are predicted.
Similarly, more than a century ago, the emergence of motor traffic completely changed cities, towns and suburbs.
Replacing horses with an internal combustion engine requires wider and better roads, as well as the invention and diffusion of traffic lights, gas stations, car dealers, public parking lots and private garages.
The government must regulate who can drive and what vehicles are worth on the road.
Similarly, driverless transportation will require new infrastructure and laws as it changes commuting and travel patterns in ways that few communities consider today.
Depending on what happens, the result may be positive or negative.
From the side, self
Driving a vehicle will make it easier for people who cannot drive for any reason.
These vehicles also provide easier and more efficient access and travel for others.
Besides, they can make the road safer.
Nearly 6,000 American pedestrians, more than 37,000 drivers and passengers die in car accidents every year.
Although two people have recently died from self-driving, the number could be lower if no one is sitting in the driver's seat.
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Sharing growth, traffic may be reduced, and pollution may be reduced.
The space occupied by roads and parking lots may be reduced.
More homes and businesses will use smaller garages or no garages at all.
The entrance ramp and other major real estate pigs will be reused.
If most autonomous electric vehicles use electricity, not gasoline or diesel, and they get more and more electricity from wind and solar, pollution may fall.
Think about what your community might look like.
Imagine wider sidewalks, new bikes and slow lanes, and more green spaces.
No wonder urban planners are already thinking about this possibility.
However, this technology may have a serious negative impact.
If the self-driving vehicle is driving in an empty space, not parking, it will increase congestion rather than ease congestion.
Once commuters have the freedom to do whatever they want in the car, the use of public transport may drop.
If they are more tolerant of longer hours of work, driverless cars can spread more.
The truth is that no one knows what will happen.
Engineers have been working on the technology for decades, but social scientists, politicians and government officials have only recently begun to work on its impact.
Public opinion and participation are further lagging behind.
Letting everything be determined by the power of the market and the ideas of consumers can create more problems than self-driving cars.
That's why I believe in the planning of moving from self-driving to driverless cars.