All posts tagged “self driving cars

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Thoughts on Autonomy Day

This past Monday, Tesla held an event for its investors called “Autonomy Day.” It was livestreamed, but if you missed it, here’s the video. It’s almost 4 hours long, though the first hour is just footage of Tesla vehicles driving around. I’m assuming it was… Read More

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The death of Big Oil

Designing a building for 5+ years into the future can be tricky. The pace of change in the world today is astounding. Last month Seth Miller published a Medium article called: This is how Big Oil will die. His argument is that the cost of running… Read More

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We’re still on road pricing

The New York Times recently argued that self-driving cars can’t cure traffic, but that economics can. Here is the key soundbite: “Maybe autonomous cars will be different from other capacity expansions,” Mr. Turner said. “But of the things we have observed so far, the only… Read More

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Slot-based intersections

If you don’t follow the work of MIT’s Senseable City Lab, I highly recommend that you start.  Earlier this year, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Swiss Institute of Technology, and the Italian National Research Council developed something that they call “slot-based intersections.” In… Read More

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Your own 24/7 chauffeur

If you had a free 24/7 chauffeur to drive you anywhere you wanted, do you think that would impact where you lived, worked, and played?  Put differently, if you were relieved from actually having to contend with traffic yourself and if you never had to… Read More