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The advent of fully automated driverless vehicles will have a tremendous impact on our society, bringing fundamental changes to the entire economic and social systems. When new driverless transportation systems come into operation, they will become a major means of transport for elderly people in rural areas. In urban areas, the number of cars owned for personal use will drop sharply, eliminating congestion and the need for car parking spaces. People will be able to use car-sharing services wherever and whenever necessary. What sort of transportation system should we build when fully automated vehicles become the norm? How should we change urban landscape including land use and how should we redesign the economic and social systems?
The need for downtown parking will decrease tremendously but the need for a loading/unloading lane will be the new challenge. Businesses will retool to interact with the driverless cars rather than the customer directly. Dry cleaners, grocery pick-up, schools and more will all have to figure out how to make this work. So after the car drops you off at work it will run your errands, then park itself off-site somewhere to wait to be summoned. Or you will enroll it in the rental fleet to run errands for others for a fee until you get off work. This technology is going to change things more than people realize, and mostly for the better. On the negative side? The man will know more about you than ever; a disruption to this thin veneer of civilization we all live on will take away our mobility; insurance rates for the guy that wants to keep driving his 1966 Corvette will make that a near impossibility, at least on most roads. If this and other technologies nearly in sight now evolve to their logical conclusion we are soon to live in a very different world.
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