✊🏙 Self-driving still years away 🚗 Uber increasing traffic congestion 📈 Google eyes urban data monopoly 📱

Hey urbanists!If there's a particular theme to this week, it's to take what the major tech companies
✊🏙 Self-driving still years away 🚗 Uber increasing traffic congestion 📈 Google eyes urban data monopoly 📱
By Paris Marx • Issue #16 • View online
Hey urbanists!
If there’s a particular theme to this week, it’s to take what the major tech companies say with a degree of caution.
Their driverless car timelines have come and gone, their promises on the benefits of ride hailing failed to materialize, and Google’s Sidewalk Labs is trying to blur the line between public and private by acting as though it’s not interested in becoming the urban platform in order to harvest our data and reap the ensuing profits.
Tech companies aside, there was some great news about Toronto’s King Street pilot project this week. Find that at the end, and enjoy your Sunday!
Paris

🚗 Keep waiting for driverless cars
The Driverless Revolution Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon
Pete Bigelow
A lot of autonomous demos canceled here today at #CES2018 ... gives some insight into who's weather-ready and who's not.
7:34 PM - 9 Jan 2018
Americans still deeply skeptical about driverless cars: poll
🏙 Ride hailing won't share data with cities
Uber and Lyft's Effects In San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago
Bianca Wylie
This is getting over-complicated. There is a simpler regulation option - if you run these kinds of companies you have to hand your data over to govt. This era of forgetting who is in charge needs to end. https://t.co/eEURpsajzp
7:52 AM - 9 Jan 2018
📱 More questions about Sidewalk Labs
When A Tech Giant Plays Waterfront Developer
Civic Tech: The City of Toronto must remain a public platform
🚊 Good news from Toronto
Toronto's King streetcar sees ‘spectacular’ rise in ridership
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