What if it could be easier and safer for everyone to get around? To start, we’re building a prototype vehicle that’s designed to take you where you want to go at the push of a button–no driving required.
Source: Google Self-Driving Car Project
Meanwhile, in Toronto, chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat is giving the issue some thought, noting that “we can fundamentally reinvent the urban landscape because of a new technology.” She talks of narrowing lanes, expanding public space, taking over parking and making it green, with cafes and parks. The politicians in Toronto may still be devoted to their cars, but at least somebody is thinking about the future.