The EU’s latest resolution:
The EU has endorsed a new resolution pertaining to autonomous vehicles and drones, and the research and initiatives which support further exploration. Essentially, they are going to continue funding and research for connected and autonomous transport. Yay!
Japan’s new track:
Japan’s SenseTime has built a new testing facility for self-driving cars, just outside of Tokyo.
(The Tech Portal
Michigan’s move forward:
The Michigan Mobility Challenge will fund electric autonomous shuttles to help solve problems including transport to and from hospitals. (Smart Cities Dive
CityLab recaps some of CES’ most interesting car designs, and find that in the future city today’s “distractions” will become focal points of our attention.
It is estimated that the self-driving industry will create more than 300,000 high-skilled jobs in the US, up to six times the number of relevant graduates.
Urban self-driving cafe:
Renowned architecture firm, Carlo Ratti Associates, unveils their latest design for a self-driving cafe (via a google drive folder..🤷♀).
(Carlo Ratti Associates
How large scale parking garages are future-proofing their design for the days when self-driving cars make their use (potentially) redundant. (FastCo
Autonomous snow plow:
Toronto is hosting their 9th Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition in partnership with Sidewalk Labs. Ok, not really urbanism related, but can you blame me? I’m Canadian after all.