All of us resist change, even sometimes when it can be of benefit.
All of us resist change, even sometimes when it can be of benefit. I suspect this quirk of human nature is an important detriment to the acceptance of AVs and should be firmly opposed. The benefits of AVs will greatly benefit everyone, and the downsides should be near zero. Yet, except for Waymo, Cruise, etc., there few advocates when there should be many. AV advocates are very much needed. People that advocate for the disabled and elderly should also be AV advocates.
San Francisco should be grateful to have robotaxi services and especially so because these services…
San Francisco should be grateful to have robotaxi services and especially so because these services should double several times over bringing substantial public benefit. Yes, there are growing pains, but they are minor compared to the great benefits that robotaxis will eventually provide.
Every country around the world should be developing MOLIT like apps for their public to use.
Every country around the world should be developing MOLIT like apps for their public to use. Sadly only a few are because almost no government is aware MOLIT like apps will become an everyday essential for all their public. My hope is that MOLIT like apps will help lead to at least a 100 million robotaxis in service around the world by 2030 or soon after. This many robotaxis would replace about a billion ICE cars.
An asteroid impact is a significant risk to humankind.
An asteroid impact is a significant risk to humankind. By way of example, and as far as I know, there was a recent major impact on 10 May, 4830 years ago. Not an asteroid, but a comet that struck in the Indian Ocean causing tsunamis that flooded shorelines around the ocean perimeter. Where I live now, Perth, Western Australia, population 2.6 million, was then drowned to a flood depth of more than 150 metres.
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will revolutionise road transport.
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will revolutionise road transport. This revolution should greatly benefit everybody without much in the way of downsides. Ideally the benefits will be maximised, and the downsides minimised. We should plan accordingly. To date though, beyond talk, there is little of a plan. In their 2019 IPO, Uber identified an annual $6.2 trillion market for autonomous rideshare. My hope is that it comes to be, perhaps soon after 2030.
Timothy, I despair about the allocation of infrastructure spending, most especially for public…
Timothy, I despair about the allocation of infrastructure spending, most especially for public transport and electricity. Almost all allocated for public transport will be a waste because expect nearly all future public transport to be autonomous taxis. (https://medium.com/@ericbjensen/the-new-public-transport-fbeedd06100f). Allocations for renewables for electricity is also suspect. (https://medium.com/@ericbjensen/renewables-do-not-have-a-long-term-future-d9f9a56f6190)
I am looking forward to the demise of mass transit as we know it.
I am looking forward to the demise of mass transit as we know it. I expect this demise will include nearly all current mass transit becoming stranded assets within about 10 years from now. The demise should happen because autonomous taxis (ATs) can be expected to replace nearly all existing…
I am more interested in transport automation than just about anything else.
I am more interested in transport automation than just about anything else. In this, I give extra attention to autonomous taxi (AT) developments because it is my expectation that, within about 10 years, ATs are likely to be the most popular type of vehicle for car travel. Due to my interest in ATs, it’s a subject I write about. In doing so, I consider that in my writing I show that ATs could do virtually everything you desire for universal basic mobility. A sample is https://medium.com/@ericbjensen/the-new-public-transport-fbeedd06100f