As urban mobility becomes a top priority for many cities, driverless cars and the technologies that make them possible are attracting a lot of attention from city leaders and planners. And rightly so. The technologies are evolving rapidly as car makers like Council Lead Partner Daimler company Mercedes Benz and tech giants like Associate Partner Intel invest increasing amounts of time and money to make them a reality. The story below underscores the primary concerns, including the safety of the public and the vehicles themselves. But autonomous cars able to navigate public highways and streets without human input seem to be a certainty, eventually. We can’t be sure when driverless cars will be commonplace, but we are sure cities need to be ready for them with the infrastructure and connectivity they need. Several car companies have said they plan to have self-driving cars on the road within the next three years. That’s not a lot of time.
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