November 27, 2012
Another Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles
I think this sums it up nicely...
November 28, 2012 9:59 AM
Jim Lee Says:
Nice point, Chris.
But personal motoring really is not about getting places; it is an obsession that seems almost impossible to break.
Looked at in that light, the most dangerously habituating substance of the 20th century was gasoline.
Maybe autonomous vehicles will help. I hope so.
November 30, 2012 2:22 PM
"...personal motoring really is not about getting places..."
Ummm, yes it is. If there was a way to travel on a bike as quickly, safely, and comfortably as a car most people would do it. But there isn't.
March 30, 2013 10:34 AM
R A Fontes Says:
A balanced look at pluses and minuses of AV's.
The six links at the end of the piece have additional points. Felix Salmon's offers the intriguing possibility that AV's could potentially have operational energy efficiencies greater than rail.