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Autonomous Vehicles

Where we are

Testing of self-driving trucks continues across the U.S. with the aim of reducing operational costs across an industry that transports 65% of consumer goods.

Where we’re going

Follow-me features in consumer drones will steer development of ‘sense and avoid’ technology across all transportation sectors. Autonomous land, sea and air transport will then be safer, more environmental choice in a fast moving world, reducing traffic congestion and cutting emissions and travel time.

How to think about it

Consider the primary effects of vehicle autonomy such as design opportunities once an engine is no longer necessary, plus indirect effects like how they will change society at large. If cars realized suburbia and Walmart, what non-obvious impacts will automated vehicles herald?


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