If thought out, planners say, autonomous vehicles could increase car-sharing, which would reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. Because the technology will allow these vehicles to travel closer together, they will take up less lane space.
Sergio De Lara is a Senior Associate, Smart Cities & Mobility at MaRS Solutions Lab. His work includes a Regulatory Innovation framework for Transport Canada, several Automated Vehicle frameworks for the City of Toronto. He holds a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation and a Bachelors in Architecture.