October 2016: A report was released  by the Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO.com), entitled “Ontario Must Prepare for Vehicle Automation: Automated vehicles can influence urban form, congestion and infrastructure delivery”.

This report, applicable to any city population over 100,000, details the interaction between two independent and competing markets for vehicle automation: household semi-automated vehicles and public-service robo-taxis and robo-shuttles. It examines how and why they compete and the implications for congestion, sprawl, parking, infrastructure, jobs, transit and other outcomes.  (FAQs) (Site copy)  PDF 76 pages. 0.65Mb

Bravo!  This is a really excellent report. Probably best that I’ve seen. The Key Findings & Recommendations …  Ch 5.1: Tension between the two streams of vehicle automation…  and, of course Ch 10: Ownership (the business model) is more important than technology. – Alain L. Kornhauser, PhD, Professor, Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Director, Transportation Program, Faculty Chair, Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering

Everyone involved with planning the transportation infrastructure for the next 40 years should download and read this very important study – Robert W. Poole, Jr.  Reason Foundation

This is an excellent report – one of the best I’ve seen on the topic. Bravo!!! – Michael Roschlau, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Urban Transit Association 1998 – 2015

A fascinating and carefully argued report – Maclean’s Magazine (click for scanned page)

A really impressive report… may be the most comprehensive yet issued. – Wendell Cox, Demographia, senior fellow at the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.

2016.11.21 On-site Magazine Rise of automated vehicles influences infrastructure project selection

2016.11.17 Macleans Magazine Why we must now grapple with the distant future of driverless cars

2016.11.12 Toronto Star Taking a peek into the self-driving future

2016.11.04 Daily Commercial News Congestion will rise then fall with advent of automated vehicles

2016.10.28 QP Briefing Automated cars could clog Ontario’s old roads

EndOfDriving.org is a project of Grush Niles Strategic. We examine the problem of meeting the expected four-fold increase in worldwide demand for passenger miles traveled (2010-2050) using the same 1 billion registered vehicle count current in 2010. This project involves multiple transportation, urban, and social issues.

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