And so it begins: Beverly Hills to use self-driving cars instead of public transit : TreeHugger

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You can finally junk that Oldsmobile, Jethro; in Beverly Hills you will soon be able to dial up a self-driving car and call it public transit. Buses are so yesterday, and streetcars so last century. The future of transit is autonomous vehicle (AV). An old-fashioned subway is being built that will have two stops in Beverly Hills and a city would normally feed it with buses or other forms of transit, but not Beverly Hills, they want shiny. In a city press release the Mayor explains:“We can’t solve future or even today’s problems using technology of the past,” Mayor Mirisch said. “A.V.s will take private cars off the road, reduce demand for parking, increase safety and mobility for everyone, including the disabled, and solve the ‘first/last mile’ challenge for residents using the future Purple Line.”

Source: And so it begins: Beverly Hills to use self-driving cars instead of public transit : TreeHugger

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