Some very interesting articles this week. There’s a new report out on the impacts of Airbnb on the NYC rental market, and it’s not good!
There are also several new self-driving truck announcements. As I’ve been saying for a while
, level-5 driverless vehicles are still years away, but trucks will hit the streets — or rather the highways — far sooner. I wonder if someone’s going to try to revive the idea of a Canada-US-Mexico highway
reserved for self-driving trucks, though the uncertain future of NAFTA
could throw a wrench in any such plans. 💁🏻♀️
Governments in Ontario
are moving forward with studies on their respective high-speed rail proposals, and California
got updated figures on its line this week. Even with the increased costs, my bias is that it needs to go ahead. North America
has fallen behind Europe and Asia
, and needs to build its own network of high-speed rail.
Finally, Elon Musk tweeted some revised Boring Company plans on Friday, and while they are an improvement, his vision is still lacking.
Enjoy your Sunday and have a great week!