Why autonomy? Ford’s Greenfield Labs asks why as a society we’ve plunged as much investment, time and energy into building self-driving cars. “The real prize of the autonomous economy is not a self-driving car, it’s the freedom humans will enjoy with not needing a car at all. The car is usually a means, not an end. In that light, making a better car is solving the wrong problem.”
10 Lessons from Uber:
What we’ve come to learn from the fatal collision in Tempe, Arizona last year. Some lessons include having leaders who listen, taking extra care with vulnerable road users, and the importance of good street design.
The case for the stick shift: In a time when human attention span is decreasing, maybe we should be focusing on being more aware on the roads. “A car with a stick shift and clutch pedal requires the use of all four limbs, making it difficult to use a cellphone or eat while driving. Lapses in attention are therefore rare, especially in city driving where a driver might shift gears a hundred times during a trip to the grocery store.”