More balance is needed in the conversation about the scale and speed of change presented by autonomous vehicles. It will take much longer before this evolution can solve the growing congestion problem than excited commentary would suggest. Less talked about are the secondary effects of autonomous car adoption such as the vast amount of infrastructure investment needed. The ‘tipping point’ for this nascent technology is so far away that we see no let-up in the need for more traditional infrastructure projects over the next 20 years.
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