This is what public transport should look like

Len Brown and other socialists want 19th century technology for public transport.

The future of public transport are vehicles that pick you up from where you want to leave from and take you to where you ant to go to, for a reasonable price.

Beverly Hills seems to have worked it out.

Beverly Hills is known for celeb residents like Jennifer Lawrence and Harry Styles, but in just a few years tourists might be heading there to take photos of something else – a brand new fleet of on-demand driverless cars.

A unanimous vote by the council means that preparations are now underway to build a fleet of robot-controlled vehicles that will take people to every address in the city, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

‘This is a game-changer for Beverly Hills and, we hope, for the region,’ Mayor John Mirisch said in a press release. ‘Beverly Hills is the perfect community to take the lead to make this technology a reality.’  

Given the number of expensive sports cars circulating in the area, some might disagree with that statement – but Hollywood Reporter points out that the tiny 5.7 square mile city area would simplify things for the vehicles.

And plans to fit the city with a high-speed fiber-optic network would help the city’s vehicles communicate with each other, the mayor said.

It is also hoped that the cars would help those using the two ‘purple line’ subway stops that will open in Beverly Hills in 2026, but won’t feature parking spaces.

‘We can’t solve future or even today’s problems using technology of the past,’ Mirisch said.

‘[Driverless public transportation] 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,’ he promised.

He also said that ‘It is now both feasible and safe for autonomous cars to be on the road,’ he added.

Driverless cars, on-demand are certainly the way to go. If such a thing were available in Auckland I’d use that.

 

– Daily Mail


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