tech and mobility

If you are interested in the future of cities, you should care about the rapid proliferation of autonomous vehicle technology. Cities are by and large planned around the ability to move people and goods. Therefore, any major shift in how those people and goods are moved will likely have a proportional impact to the way cities function.

The term autonomous or self-driving vehicles is often discussed only in the context of personal vehicle use. Most likely, personal vehicles will be the 4th mobility mode impacted behind heavy freight, delivery vehicles, and public transit.

 
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FROM THE BLOG: NUMBERS DON'T LIE. KIDS AREN'T DRIVING ANYMORE.

There are lots of young people. They are driving less. Cars aren't cheap. We like our smartphones so much we think cars should work just like them.

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From the Blog: Passive Intelligence for Government

Every government wants to use data to make better decisions. This desire and need is being supporting both from within government and by a handful of interesting companies like SmartProcureMark43, and GovInvest.

 


articles worth sharing

Self-Driving Cars Gain Powerful Ally: The Government

Originally published by the New York Times. 9/2016

Why Singapore Will Get Self-Driving Cars First

Originally published by CityLab. 8/2016

Should Public Transportation Be Privatized?

Originally published by CityLab. 10/2016

No Parking Here

Originally published by MotherJones. 2/2016.

Reimagining cities from the internet up

Originally published by Sidewalk Talk. 11/2016