How self-driving cars might change our cities

Companies like Google have been developing autonomous car technology for a few years now and every year we get closer and closer to seeing self-driving cars implemented into our cities. But how would the implementation of self-driving vehicles affect how our cities are designed when nearly all of them have been designed around modern cars?

The New Yorker’s tech issue includes a fascinating article by Burkhard Bilger that asks “has the self-driving car at last arrived?” It is mostly about car technology that nerds will love, but the really interesting thing about the autonomous car is what it will do to our cities. I have previously written that “the autonomous car will likely be shared, smaller, lighter, slower, and there will likely be about a tenth as many of them.”

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