More autonomy, more problems?

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CIED’s Tim Schwanen argues that vehicle autonomy may lead to more transport problems in a new Guardian article.

Entitled ‘Peak car? Driverless technology may actually accelerate car ownership‘, the piece goes through some of the potential pitfalls beneath the hype on driverless vehicles.

Professor Schwanen (of the University of Oxford Transport Studies Unit (TSU)) looks at the difficulties of automating the transport system, such as weaning people off driving; insurance and liability issues; and the complexity of automating traffic in urban environments especially. 

The article also looks at the cost of autonomous vehicles and how this might add to social inequalities around transport.

Read the full article on the Guardian website

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