San Antonians will soon get groceries from a driverless van, as H-E-B will begin testing autonomous delivery near its Olmos Park store later this year.
The City of San Antonio is seeking information for a potential autonomous vehicle pilot program that would inform how driverless cars are used.
Average weekday ridership is up nearly 5 percent on 11 routes that VIA Metropolitan Transit have improved in 2018, thanks to faster connections.
Some companies see the future potential for automobile industry disruption brought on by the combination of ridesharing and autonomous driver technology.
The introduction of autonomous vehicles presents an ethical dilemma as drivers make countless decisions on the road, many of them instantaneous judgments.
Of all the major industries, the transportation industry will likely be the most transformed during the upcoming decade.
Editor’s Note: This is the second of a bi-monthly column in partnership with South Texas Money Management.
Every passenger rail project that comes before voters these days gets hammered.
Critics such as Randal O’Toole (see his commentary, “Cars Are the Future of Urban Transportation,” previously published on the Rivard Report) are continually predicting that mobility options such as public transportation will one day vanish into obscurity. He makes the claim that automated cars will make roadway congestion “go away.”
On the contrary, congestion is not going away. Congestion of all sorts continues to increase every year, especially as a function of the ongoing population growth of our state. The good news is that, working together, we now have an opportunity to manage the rate at which roadway congestion increases relative to population. Roadway congestion is as much if not more of a function of land use, as it is other capacity challenges. The location of homes, jobs, and services, and how they are arranged relative to one another, create our need and indeed, our desire, to drive to wherever we have to go.
Auto critics such as Brad Meacham (see his commentary, “Changing How We Get Around U.S. Cities,” here) are continually predicting the death of the automobile and growing use of mass transit and other alternatives for urban travel.