In Brief

Between Google's self-driving car and car sharing programs, we could be looking at radically different driving experience.

Many pundits labelled Google’s self-driving car ‘revolutionary’ as soon as the story broke. It does, of course, have the potential to be revolutionary, but we are at least a number of years away from a time when it’s concrete.

With an interesting car-sharing scheme between local government and the public commencing in New York, there is continued evolution of the relationship between how we live and how we travel.

It is realistic to foresee a future where these technologies and policies come together with other existing regulations such as the congestion zones found in some of the world’s largest cities to create ‘self-driving only’ areas, a park and ride system with borrowed, environmentally friendly cars that can sync with each other (with concessions for commercial vehicles and special circumstances for civilians.)

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