Wednesday, April 27, 2016
China and the United States, the world's two largest car markets, are both pursuing leadership in developing autonomous vehicles and the much-touted transformation such transport will bring -- 'social mobility services'.
- Governments could save on road traffic infrastructure as a result of self-driving vehicles optimising existing road capacity.
- On-demand shared transport services will increasingly replace scheduled public transport.
- Multi-modal medium-distance on-demand public transport will develop, challenging the business models of airlines and railways.
- Harm-minimisation programming poses ethical and liability issues for driverless vehicle manufacturers, operators and owners.