What if... self-driving vehicles were the new mass transit solution for cities?: PH4-178/2017E-PDF

"Self-driving technologies may establish new safety standards for vehicles and hit the road faster than expected. Major actors in the field of self-driving technologies including Ford, Google, Tesla, Uber, GM, BMW, Lyft and others have announced their plans to start testing autonomous vehicles in cities, and have a first road-ready model within the next 5 years. A fatal accident in May 2016 involving a Tesla self-driving car may have convinced several companies to abandon the gradual integration of driver assistance systems, and instead focus on the commercialization of fully autonomous vehicles that can drive without human intervention or a human in the car. Initially, these fully autonomous vehicles may be only available for ride-sharing purposes, and eventually be offered for purchase to the general public"--p. 3.

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Title What if... self-driving vehicles were the new mass transit solution for cities?
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Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Et si… les véhicules autonomes étaient la nouvelle solution de transport en commun pour les villes? "Canada 2030 - Infrastructure." "Canada 2030 series"--Verso of cover.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 10 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-07583-9
Catalogue Number
  • PH4-178/2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Urban transit, Motor vehicles, Technological innovation