Topic archives: autonomous vehicles

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

March 13, 2018 10

The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles

Weekend reading 7/8 October

October 6, 2017

Weekend reading July 29/30

July 29, 2017

Tuesday links

April 18, 2017

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

(Good) Friday links

April 14, 2017

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative, occasionally amusing, but most of all "good" links for anyone interested in cities

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

April 11, 2017 12

The proportion of children driven to primary school has raced ahead over the last 30 to 40 years. The standard solutions won't change that by much, but there's hope

Are driverless cars only a generation away?

Are driverless cars only a generation away?

June 23, 2014 12

It increasingly seems it's not if we'll be transported in driverless cars but when. There're lots of potential benefits but realising them will be hard. It's likely there'll also be some downsides

Are driverless cars a game changer?

Are driverless cars a game changer?

November 30, 2011 21

A common observation by many historians I’ve read goes like this: “they failed to understand just how important such-and-such was going to be in the future”. In many cases, “such-and-such” is a decisive technology that went unrecognized until it ended up completely changing the game. Well, I think one technology that’s being grossly under-estimated today […]