Interesting mock debate between John Eddy, who leads Arup’s research into the impact of AVs on the built environment, and Ryan Falconer, head of the firm’s Canadian transportation consulting business, on the risks and rewards of a driverless future covers a lot of ground when it comes to impact of AVs on cities. Topics discussed include:
- Active Transportation: With price of shared rides over an AV network bringing down the costs significantly, how will people be encouraged to get out of cars and use active transportation?
- Suburbanization: With people able to travel faster (and farther), how will cities re-shape? Is suburbanization coming in a big way? How will AVs affect land use patterns?
- Social Equity: Will driverless cars make the divide between rich and poor in our cities better or worse?
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