Driverless cars aren’t coming. They’re already here. Much of the technology has been around for decades and many features are available on new cars today. Experts agree fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) will soon be ubiquitous and they will significantly disrupt many industries and change where and how we live. The only questions are: When? And how?
Nearly all of the necessary technology had been developed and was ready to go in the 1990s, according to Jason Schreiber, senior principal at Stantec Urban Places. “We did get a lot of backbone planning done for connected vehicles,” Schrieber said. “Those protocols exist and there are cities that are ready for them. The technology just wasn’t scalable to the point that it was affordable, until now.”
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