Hey Geoff, I was part of a team hosting a workshop on the future of transport for the Danish ministry of transport and the countries biggest municipalities.
First of all thank you for an enjoyable read.
I am a tech nerd myself, but was met with a few realities that I wanted to mention.
1) In Denmark the average car is 10+ years old – so people buying cars now (fueled by gas) will likely want to hold on to them as long as possible, as cars are a big investment. So change will come sloweky in this industry as consumers need to adapt
2) Cities are becoming smarter, but at leadt in DK the focus lies only on the big cities. I feel like your ideas fit big cities, but less the countryside. In countries like Denmark or Germany the majority of the countries population still lives in small towns on the country. ( I am aware of urbanization as a hyper-trend) But again the argument is: country wide change will come slow
So I guess my question is: when do you see this happen?
I know Uber is launching self-driving cars now, but the world you paint still seems very far away in reality.