Topic archives: driverless cars

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

That was The week That was…

That was The week That was…

November 19, 2017 1

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 19 November 2017

Weekend reading 18/19 November

November 17, 2017 2

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

August 1, 2017 15

Public transport is a big part of the answer to congestion but it can't do it alone. But congestion isn't the only big issue; so is providing access to places as population grows

Monday links

May 1, 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

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in December

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in December

March 4, 2016

Including decking over freeways to create parkland, local hotels, congestion charging, driverless cars, innovation policy, Walkley Awards and policy, defining a metro, sprawling cities

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in June

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in June

July 24, 2015

Including food deserts, cities in the future, fuel excise, apartment standards, bicycle-friendly cities, driverless cars, public transport vs cars, cultural precincts, Sydney vs Vancouver, and more

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

Would an in-vehicle ‘black box’ make the streets safer?

Would an in-vehicle ‘black box’ make the streets safer?

September 4, 2013 14

If every driver complied with the letter of the road law, the streets would be far safer places. One way to do that would be to make a ‘black box’ recorder mandatory in every vehicle

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 […]

Are driverless cars coming?

May 31, 2011 4

There are nine completely driverless train systems/lines operating in Europe, eight in Asia and six elsewhere. There are a further nineteen in Europe with a “standby driver” or, like London’s Docklands Light Railway, with a “Passenger Service Agent” present on the train, just in case something goes wrong. So Google’s claim that its seven driverless test […]