What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj

Some people are obsessed
by French wines. Others love playing golf or devouring literature. One of my greatest pleasures
in life is, I have to admit, a bit special. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy
watching cities from the sky, from an airplane window. Some cities are calmly industrious, like Dusseldorf or Louisville. Others project an energy
that they can hardly contain, like New York or Hong Kong. And then you have Paris or Istanbul, and their patina full of history. I see cities as living beings. And when I discover them from far above, I like to find those main streets
and highways that structure their space. Especially at night, when commuters make these arteries
look dramatically red and golden: the city’s vascular system
performing its vital function right before your eyes. But when I’m sitting in my car after an hour and a half
of commute every day, that reality looks very different. (Laughter) Nothing — not public radio, no podcast — (Laughter) Not even mindfulness meditation makes this time worth living. (Laughter) Isn’t it absurd that we created cars
that can reach 130 miles per hour and we now drive them at the same speed
as 19th-century horse carriages? (Laughter) In the US alone, we spent 29.6 billion hours
commuting in 2014. With that amount of time, ancient Egyptians could have built
26 Pyramids of Giza. (Laughter) We do that in one year. A monumental waste of time,
energy and human potential. For decades, our remedy for congestion was simple: build new roads or enlarge existing ones. And it worked. It worked admirably for Paris, when the city tore down
hundreds of historical buildings to create 85 miles of transportation-friendly boulevards. And it still works today
in fast-growing emerging cities. But in more established urban centers, significant network expansions
are almost impossible: habitat is just too dense, real estate, too expensive and public finances, too fragile. Our city’s vascular system
is getting clogged, it’s getting sick, and we should pay attention. Our current way
of thinking is not working. For our transportation to flow, we need a new source of inspiration. So after 16 years
working in transportation, my “aha moment” happened
when speaking with a biotech customer. She was telling me how her treatment was leveraging specific properties
of our vascular system. “Wow,” I thought, “Our vascular system — all the veins and arteries in our body making miracles of logistics every day.” This is the moment I realized that biology has been
in the transportation business for billions of years. It has been testing countless solutions to move nutrients, gases and proteins. It really is the world’s most
sophisticated transportation laboratory. So, what if the solution to our traffic
challenges was inside us? I wanted to know: Why is it that blood flows
in our veins most of our lives, when our big cities get clogged
on a daily basis? And the reality is that you’re looking
at two very different networks. I don’t know if you realize, but each of us has 60,000 miles
of blood vessels in our bodies — 60,000 miles. That’s two-and-a-half times
the Earth’s circumference, inside you. What it means is that blood vessels
are everywhere inside us, not just under the surface of our skin. But if you look at our cities, yes, we have some
underground subway systems and some tunnels and bridges, and also some helicopters in the sky. But the vast majority of our traffic
is focused on the ground, on the surface. So in other words, while our vascular system uses
the three dimensions inside us, our urban transportation
is mostly two-dimensional. And so what we need
is to embrace that verticality. If our surface grid is saturated, well, let’s elevate our traffic. This Chinese concept of a bus
that can straddle traffic jams — that was an eye-opener on new ways
to think about space and movement inside our cities. And we can go higher, and suspend our transportation
like we did with our electrical grid. Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi
are talking about testing these futuristic networks
of suspended magnetic pods. And we can keep climbing, and fly. The fact that a company like Airbus is now seriously working
on flying urban taxis is telling us something. Flying cars are finally moving
from science-fiction déjà vu to attractive business-case territory. And that’s an exciting moment. So building this 3-D
transportation network is one of the ways we can mitigate
and solve traffic jams. But it’s not the only one. We have to question other fundamental choices
that we made, like the vehicles we use. Just imagine a very familiar scene: You’ve been driving for 42 minutes. The two kids behind you
are getting restless. And you’re late. Do you see that slow car in front of you? Always comes when you’re late, right? (Laughter) That driver is looking for parking. There is no parking spot
available in the area, but how would he know? It is estimated that up to 30 percent
of urban traffic is generated by drivers looking for parking. Do you see the 100 cars around you? Eighty-five of them
only have one passenger. Those 85 drivers could all fit
in one Londonian red bus. So the question is: Why are we wasting so much space
if it is what we need the most? Why are we doing this to ourselves? Biology would never do this. Space inside our arteries
is fully utilized. At every heartbeat, a higher blood pressure literally compacts
millions of red blood cells into massive trains of oxygen that quickly flow throughout our body. And the tiny space inside our red
blood cells is not wasted, either. In healthy conditions, more than 95 percent
of their oxygen capacity is utilized. Can you imagine if the vehicles
we used in our cities were 95 percent full, all the additional space
you would have to walk, to bike and to enjoy our cities? The reason blood is so
incredibly efficient is that our red blood cells
are not dedicated to specific organs or tissues; otherwise, we would probably have
traffic jams in our veins. No, they’re shared. They’re shared by all
the cells of our body. And because our network is so extensive, each one of our 37 trillion cells
gets its own deliveries of oxygen precisely when it needs them. Blood is both a collective
and individual form of transportation. But for our cities, we’ve been stuck. We’ve been stuck in an endless debate between creating a car-centric society
or extensive mass-transit systems. I think we should transcend this. I think we can create vehicles
that combine the convenience of cars and the efficiencies of trains and buses. Just imagine. You’re comfortably sitting
in a fast and smooth urban train, along with 1,200 passengers. The problem with urban trains is that sometimes you have to stop
five, ten, fifteen times before your final destination. What if in this train
you didn’t have to stop? In this train, wagons can detach dynamically
while you’re moving and become express, driverless buses that move on a secondary road network. And so without a single stop, nor a lengthy transfer, you are now sitting in a bus
that is headed toward your suburb. And when you get close, the section you’re sitting in detaches and self-drives you
right to your doorstep. It is collective and individual
at the same time. This could be one of the shared,
modular, driverless vehicles of tomorrow. Now … as if walking in a city
buzzing with drones, flying taxis, modular buses
and suspended magnetic pods was not exotic enough, I think there is another force in action that will make urban traffic mesmerizing. If you think about it, the current generation of driverless cars
is just trying to earn its way into a traffic grid
made by and for humans. They’re trying to learn traffic rules,
which is relatively simple, and coping with human unpredictability, which is more challenging. But what would happen
when whole cities become driverless? Would we need traffic lights? Would we need lanes? How about speed limits? Red blood cells are not flowing in lanes. They never stop at red lights. In the first driverless cities, you would have no red lights and no lanes. And when all the cars
are driverless and connected, everything is predictable
and reaction time, minimum. They can drive much faster and can take any rational initiative
that can speed them up or the cars around them. So instead of rigid traffic rules, flow will be regulated by a mesh of dynamic and constantly
self-improving algorithms. The result: a strange traffic that mixes the fast and smooth
rigor of German autobahns and the creative vitality
of the intersections of Mumbai. (Laughter) Traffic will be functionally exuberant. It will be liquid like our blood. And by a strange paradox, the more robotized
our traffic grid will be, the more organic and alive
its movement will feel. So yes, biology has all the attributes
of a transportation genius today. But this process has taken
billions of years, and went through all sorts
of iterations and mutations. We can’t wait billions of years
to evolve our transportation system. We now have the dreams, the concepts and the technology to create 3-D transportation networks, invent new vehicles and change the flow in our cities. Let’s do it. Thank you. (Applause)


  • Now all you need is a whole city with nothing but millionaires in it, because as good as it sounds there's always people and groups and politicians that will be there with their hands out waiting for their cut. It will be so expensive that in the real world a large amount of people won't be able to afford it.

  • what is his message? it sounds like just a bunch of thoughts wrapped together

  • This whole thing is a miscalculation. Driverless cars are actually going to clog the streets and cause massive energy waste and environmental issues. People don't like ridesharing, they're not sharing those driverless cars with others. People want to watch TV, or do homework, or get work done on their way to work and would be willing to drive long distances because they don't have to manual-drive.
    Where previously people would choose a home in an area close to school or work, they will know live further and drive longer distances. There's another speak on TED that explained these sideeffects that no one else has.

  • Trains and trams come on people

  • This is better ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM-odCvJdrI

  • New world , new fooling techniques.

  • Just imagine someone hacks only 2 or 3 cars
    I can't even think about the results
    I'm better off with my car 😎

  • Objective Elusion

    Take the business model out of the innovation and it will work .after a while you will pay someone a fee to remove something you could of move yourself

  • blood cells dont have specific destinations like we do… whilst principles of design can be used from our own bioligy, the principle is very different

  • Lokesh Akanath Ghimirey

    More than human body … RedCruss transfer blood

  • The major problem with flying cars has always been that humans sort of suck at flying safely.

  • This guy is confusing trucks making multi-stop deliveries… with packing humans together 65 to a vehicle… has anyone experienced the snail speed of Bus Traffic in NYC, even with dedicated bus lanes in the most crowded areas? And talk about trains (subways if you will), at several BILLION dollars PER 1/2 MILE built under existing buildings etc., where the heck does THAT kind of money come from??? And we're talking only ONE very large dense city here. What about all the smaller less dense cities? Where do they get the money to realize this "pipe" dream??

  • What planet is this guy on?!

  • Isabella Ireland

    Good idea but very ambiguous

  • Jabb the Hutt @11:30 likes it 8)

  • very distopic

  • It is much more efficient to go underground, like the "Boring Company" of Elon Musk, than to try to keep cars in the air.

  • This will fail miserably, the rich are just so stupefied by greed that they can't see this.
    When it's all set and done, they pass all of the safety requirements, and finally get it all approved they'll be in for a rude weakening. These cars will never beat an actual person driving in a city, they just can't determine what other objects around it are doing, and it will always be hesitant, but just wait for a sensor to fail. The car will completely ignore what the passenger will clearly see coming, though helpless as he will have no control of what the car does, and just watch in a frantic panic as the car plows into something at excessive speeds and kills him.
    It's a complete lie to say it's people looking for parking that causes traffic, it's only a small reason for traffic. The main reason for trafic is the overpopulation growing, with so many pedestrians acrossing in every street and combined with the hesitant drivers that lagg it to go and make a turn.
    Self Driven cars will cause worse traffic because with people driving it's only a few hesitant drivers compared to all the cars on the road, but for the self driven cars it would bee every single car hesitating and lagging it before the make their move.
    Street lights (traffic lights) could never be removed because pedestrians need them to stop traffic and they can cross the street. With all the people that jaywalk everywhere show will these cars be able to go to fast, they'll end killing someone by running them over, or a dog.
    Maybe they know it really won't improve traffic, and that it will actually make it worst. But they probably don't even care, They just need to sale the idea to the people so they are on board with it, once it's out there they'll be the only means of Transportation other than trains, and we won't have a say any more and end up stuck with worst traffic.

  • I didn't watch video . These driverless vehicles are so easily hackable that a driverless world might look like a demolition derby — at higher speeds , with more body parts and blood .

  • Like 1984

  • Soufiane Nouali

    If you know can you tell my what is the nationalité of this sir plz

  • The lag would always be there for you, and destroy every cars braking system xD

  • Did this guy just invented a streetcar?

  • all these innovation can only happen once we eradicate the tribal peaceful religion…Imagine if a driveless grid is such a soft target for these ALL88 h8 akb88r yelling group…all the advancement of human kind will be pushed back 100 years just by sabotaging this grid. Please wake up we cannot grow good crop before the weeds are burnt..

  • Here we are in 2019 with computers that can literally out-think a Chess master and do so from halfway across the world and yet we can't even time the traffic lights to efficiently get people across town in rush-hour, so tell me again about the beautiful new technological world, acting like the petroleum companies don't know they make more money the longer your car sits at an intersection. Dream on.

  • Oh my God. Almost 5 minutes to get to the point.
    edit; and after 7-and-a-half minutes of analogies about traffic- instead of traffic, I'm out.
    C'mon, TED.

  • Is it just me or is 90% of the stuff on TED utter horseshit

  • This guy is talking pure science fiction. This will never happen. If you want to get rid of traffic in cities create car free zones. In other words public transport only zones. My uncle worked in NYC for decades and always took the commuter train in from an nearby town 45 minutes away. He never drove in the city. It worked for him.


  • People carry luggages. Wheelchairs, knee pain slow walkers.

    Private cars as storage room. Can all people carry all backpack in and out locations?

    Grocery trips combine with medical visits.

  • The guy completely ignores city planning that may help much more to reduce congestion than exotic transport. Sitting in the car is not healthy no matter now you slice it. Cyclists, pedestrians, parks do not exist – we-re going to pack everything (and skies) with vehicles.
    I am software engineer – I was horrified the moment he said that everything will be controlled with software. Algorithms learning to optimize traffic? Oh, this year we had 300 deaths on the road in the city – but do not worry, it is new and still learning…
    He should definitely do his homework yet.

  • Or maybe the better solution was already introduced in 19th century like decentrelised cities built in a satellite manner.

  • Bad urbanism. His solution to traffic is flying cars

  • BrockandRose Kling

    1/3 of all jobs in the world are connected to transportation. Eliminate jobs will eliminate a huge amount of consumer spending. Less consumer spending will destroy country’s economic stability and create social stress that will lead to war, crime, and a depressed human condition. Good luck to all.

  • People don't have to walk either, they can just sit in a self propelled chair and will attach to a faster moving chain of cars itself and go inside a super market or office itself and back home

  • what happens when server is down r lag in the internet O.o

  • Some ideas for decreasing traffic:
    1) Stagger work hours more.
    2) Start now with structuring closer home and work spaces in growing cities where possible. A total restructuring of existing layouts may be too expensive unfortunately.
    3) Increase remote worker force among employees. Any job where people CAN work at home instead of the office should be a remote job. Defense against nonworking employees should be tied in with production value. If their production/work completion is too low=warn them, then fire them if necessary. Even if they try to do other things than their job while at home, this will certainly make them work…..if they want their job. And, I think most do.
    4) Increase public transportation access. If I could design a city it might be something like concentric circles of public-use bicycles, trollies, and buses. Crossing the circles from one side of the city to the other can be sky rails. This is obviously for non-structured cities like ATL. NYC is obviously an excellent model for its subway system which rides along in parallel strands providing stops almost everywhere throughout the city.
    5) Car pooling is another one worth mentioning.

  • Great talk

  • Hey is Prince of Persia sands of time sound at start 😍♥️

  • Brazuca Subzero

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  • Moonette Wolfsong

    Love the split bus design, looks amazing. Amazing ideas and concepts!

  • Robert Caldwell

    Blood cells smash into each other as pressure increases on the fold……and he wants to turn cityscape into that idea, lol.

    But being serious, this is just as "futuristic fantasy" as the flying car concept, as placing faultless computation and signal responsibility on computers would be, at the very best, hackable and destructive. High speed collision from a tire blowout is serious business as well. The automation sense to free us of having to "watch the road" so we can do other things (read a book, play games, etc.) would be advantageous to getting some of our wasted time back, but it's a huge risk.

    It's all just another dream….humans can never be trusted, and that's where it will fail, every time.

  • I had an add going too well before the presentation as I was enjoying a refreshment. Had to just let it go.

  • Juan Manuel Penaloza

    I'm still gonna drive Manual.

  • This guy is so focused on the technology that he doesn't see the human behavioral component. Also, this is a really crappy analogy that is based only on a single element – the movement of things through a network – rather than a complex system of behavior. 0/10

  • Michael Mshimba

    My thought : driverless cars will bring the downfall of human transportation; from destroying our social cultures to destroying our lives.
    We should understand the limits of technology as we take the right steps in its growth.
    The transport module of using mass transit or private vehicles will always be unpredictable.
    1. There are people with many cars but will wake up one day and choose to take the bus.
    2. There are others who have lots of money but don't see the point of buying a car when they can just lease at way cheaper costs giving them a chance to explore all brands without large costs.
    3. There are others who use transit on weekdays because they don't have enough money for maintainance and decide to use their cars only on weekends.
    …And the diversity of human kind keeps widening

    As a society we should seek a world with diverse options that harmoniously synchronizes together. Not a bias world that looks to widen profits of a few big companies.
    I personally don't trust coded programs to drive me from one place to another. They are CODES.

    Main disadvantage of driver cars
    -Prone to accidents due to unfocused driving . Solution – use codes to stop accidents by altering speeds or directions of the car where necessary

    Main disadvantage of driver less cars
    – they can be hacked at any time to cause accidents.
    Solution – none since there is no driver nor driver mechanism

    Please people support right choices for our planet. We only have one.

    Like this comment if you think many more should know this that it may rank at the top
    Love, Mike

  • Dreadful. Just when urban planners are starting to think about walkability and shared public spaces, which improves quality of life in every way, we have this plan here, which separates every city block with a high speed deathtrap. No, no, NO.

  • I can already imagine myself dying of a heart attack because of how scared I'll be that my car is literally running into a filled intersection.
    Also this concept seems to take pedestrians out of the equation.

  • PIGASUS Films - Constantin S. Purcea

    Yeah but say a tyre fails mid intersection while those cars ‘flow’ at milliseconds distance from each other. The car will have no way to quickly determine what happened to it, and will result in a colossal crash, although all other cars would know immediately the car has failed, physics still apply and braking distances and the rest.

  • traffic light for pedestrians will Always be there

  • Well ok, good I geuss. But I love to drive the car, not getting a ride somewhere. And there are alooooot of people who really enjoy driving cars rather than getting a ride. And that is one of the biggest problems with driveless cars for me.

  • In what world?? lol

  • The public is not ready ever staying in the cave will do..

  • sounds like a Venus Project solution

  • Dennis thefreethinker

    I'm thinking. A module that I'm on detaches to take someone to their home yet I'm yet to arrive in mine. How do you convince Humans to share cars all because they are heading to the same destination yet they will each be going to different homes and will leave work at different time to go to different leisure venues? How do we cost share the costs of the pooled car? Who will own the future self driving cars?

  • His speech with lots of academic words makes it sound like he’s just got a ultimate 9 for IELTS speaking exam, but good on him. The idea might be too ideal to be true regarding our current transport system, though it’s worth dreaming for something better, isn’t it? “Necessity is the mother of invention “. Who knows maybe in the next billion years, as he assumed, our very next generations will have to work out the best way to commute, and then his hypothesis might turn out a fundamental to be deprived from. 🙂

  • Władca Wymiaru

    We need to dig XD

  • Public transport and bicycles. Cars are for narcissists.

  • ThomasTheSailor Chubby

    Dreams and Nightmares happen in the same place , sometimes at the same time… One person's dreams, can be another person's nightmare..

  • We already have public transport that utilises 95% of available space – it’s called the London Underground at rush hour. The point of individuals driving their own cars is that it’s much more comfortable than being compacted into a bus.

  • Anything to get Asians not to attempt driving I support

  • While I don't plan to give up driving, I might consider a software safety backup.

  • Forget detachable buses and mini-Beetles like that Google car. We could all have pods the size of easy chairs that could drive right next to each other on the road. They would clump together while individuals joined and broke off from the cluster. Each "car" would have minimal foot prints and would drive right next to each other at speeds faster than human drivers could manage.

  • Reinulus Aurelius

    Forget roads – let's jump ahead to flying cars. Let's make roads archaic.

  • We would have to wait until there are no functioning manually driven vehicles at all for this to work. All pedestrian walkways would have to be forced to be elevated above roads so that they do not interfere with traffic (which would be a potent discouragement for cyclists and parents with strollers), and adequate parking for personal vehicles would need to be added basically for every building in a city. Urban cities would be the first to achieve this after a few decades of internal traffic evolution, but rural towns would be the last to see any significant changes mostly because of funding. Farming and industrial equipment would have to also be driver-less and be capable of moving at the same speed as the vehicles sharing the road. Areas with 5G networking will be able to easily have cars pass through busy intersections without the risk of collision, but again, rural areas would need some kind of more rigorously controlled traffic in the form of traffic lights or similar in order for each car to get through safely. One single accident would shut down entire roads until the obstruction can be cleared and emergency services are gone. Dynamic, modular public transportation would just confuse people, and would cause people to get lost and/or off course very easily, and would cause numerous issues if there are a significant number of passengers trying to reach the same destination (too many modules linking up, groups being forced to scatter, etc.). Power outages, road maintenance, and malfunctions would collapse the entire transportation network, or at least a significant portion of it. Sure it would solve a lot of issues that are caused by slow drivers, congestion, and traffic flow in general, but trading our current system for that would only create a convoluted dependence on the system operating at 100% perpetually and fully automatically. It's just too much controlled chaos.

  • 4:55 uhh..yeah… turned out to be a chinese scam

  • One of the best speakers ever and when you consider that English is not his first language then you will realize how stupid Americans are. Education system United States or should I say the parents of the children in the United States are putting out complete imbeciles they can't even tie their own shoelaces. And don't even get me started on my spelling and grammatical errors.

  • Aleksandr Vasilenko

    Here is a radical idea: mass transit. Instead of tearing down historic buildings and parks to make cars happy.

  • Just build tunnels everywhere, like what Elon Musk wants to do with the boring company. Autonomous cars and electric cars can both contribute greatly to solving this as well. Buy TSLA and a Tesla car!

  • Why we have traffic:
    1. Because we need to travel to work.
    Anything else is not creating traffic.

    We can work from our home with a laptop and earphones to communicate. We can use Skype to conduct meeting. We can have coffee anything in our home. We can send timeline via mails. In short everything from Home and a good internet connection.

    So the Government and big corporations spending millions and billions in building driver less commute is quite useless.

    Who will really want to give up using bikes?????

  • It’s a lovely dream, but you forgot that cities are not about vehicles, they are about people. A pedestrian crossing a road as you show is suicide, unless the algorithms can also read minds. Same for any bicyclist or scooter rider, who today takes up 1/100th the space on the clogged streets and whose only traffic is traffic lights.

    Your Lego-like bus is a lovely idea outbound, until the people disembark and it is 100 disjoint pieces that need to reassemble, without killing its passengers in the process.

    Your bit on 3D is good. Dwell on that. Dwell on how easy it is to navigate Paris, London, NYC, and Tokyo underground. Better stil if we doubled or tripled those systems vs. flooding the streets with self-driving vehicles, modular busses, and Uber air taxis making yet-more noise and occasionally falling from the sky.

  • These innovative ideas are nice and all but we need solutions tomorrow, not in 50 years.
    Creating a more efficient traffic and transportation system really is not that hard. You DO NOT need the most cutting-edge technology!
    Here an easy how to:
    * Remove cars from inner district of cities
    * Build more parking spaces at the borders of cities
    * Make parking houses more space-efficient (vending machine like parking houses)
    * Cars need to get a lot smaller and space efficient (tbh most people do not need spacious cars)
    * Expand your network of public transportation
    * Increase the frequency of means of public transportation
    * Introduce speed trains/subways that stop only at few stops
    * … and other measures that improve efficiency of public transportations

    most of our traffic and transportation issues will be solved in no time.
    the end.

  • Tunnels are far better then flying cars.

  • Means Delhi roads have driverless cars already

  • The solution to traffic is Elon Musk with his Boring company and Tesla, not flying cars and blood vessels. This dud is great speaker, but terrible problem solver.

  • Elon Musk and Boring Company Tunnels is the way to go.

  • Dadson worldwide

    hyperloop has the chance to help us have a fast travel .Some direct transit routes will also help us.rumnelimg is the safest way togo .
    Flying has logistical problems.aor traffic and control would drastically have to change. Its really a vunerabilty that we cant control the sane as in cars. cant set up road blocks in the air.

  • So uhhh..how do I cross the street to get to my appointment?

  • running with scissors

    so when i stagger out a pub at 2am my car/pod will be waiting for me to drive me home while i puke out the side?….(will it know take me home means the kebab shop running over my exs letterbox and then home?….)so many questions

  • I clicked on this because the thumbnail looked like PS1 GTA.

  • Get over private cars. Take a look at Tokyo to see where this too will stop scaling. Private cars don't scale to 20 million people trying to get home after work. Trains work now.

  • What an anomaly, human systems become more like biological systems. Is it possible?

  • You bought an apartment at the high floor in order not to hear traffic? Guess what? Flying cars!

  • That's the only possible future for an individual traffic system. Great video. Let's do it.

  • Who's watching in 2038?

  • The question is, do you want your neighbour driving in a flying car? i dont think so

  • Human drivers will be to an AI traffic system what McDonal's is to the human circulatory system.

  • Honestly . I didn't learn anything

  • I still have no idea why so many people drive or commute to work at all. We have computers and remote desktop software.

  • I love solution to problem !

  • They should tag Elon musk

  • Time in traffic is pure waste of time

  • Just like ants

  • Why not encourage everyone to work remotely who can work remotely instead of forcing them to commute to an office that is not needed for their work?

  • All this sounds great, but the freedom to sit in your own car that you have worked for and drive it where and when you want will be gone. It is something about freedom and joy. With all this self driving cars and automatic traffic where does our freedom go? Sadly i know in the future we will not be able to drive your own car or be able to pick that v12 lamborghini or that ford focus. we should be able to decide if we want this or not, because i am 100% sure i don´t want a self driving car in the future. And electric cars is not the way to go.

  • You can only compare the two to an extent. People have animals, car seats, groceries, etc… to carry or bring. Also I hate tight spaces and I do NOT like to share my personal space with someone I do not know. That's why I buy my own vehicle and I have my own space in my own car. But I do not mind autonomous driving. I think that will make traffic flow much easier.

  • True, some day will become reality.

  • nice idea

  • –What about noise pollution and gas pollution though? And, as many have pointed out, what about pedestrians? Bicycles? Is the city of the future they see one where no one walks? Because all of these questions make this video sound frightening.

  • Fetch.AI The Future Is NoW

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