Alphaville has long held the suspicion that, despite the hype, the economics of a self-driving fleet of taxis, as an alternative to owning a car, simply won’t work. A new paper out Monday, written by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and exclusively shared with FT Alphaville, agrees. It suggests that, at current prices, an automated hive of driverless taxis will actually be more expensive for a consumer to use than the old-world way of owning four wheels. Drawing on a ...
• Re-regulate Manchester buses to improve the air (AirQuality) • Seven new electric ferries for Copenhagen (Cruise&Ferry) • Small town’s UberBus imperfect solution (CityLab) • NYC bus lanes sped up service with minimal driver impact (StreetsBlog) • Cruise ships to provide rooms for Tokyo Olympics (StandbyNordic) • May the 4th SkyTrain makeover (DailyHive) How Uber operates in London and why it is being banned On Our Line Podcast #8: Talking Uber, Lyft and Mobility ...
New story alerts
Back us on Patreon
LR is built on community support. Just £1 a month helps us keep writing.Back us on Patreon
Join us for a pint! Our meetups are on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Recent Active Articles
- Graham H on Hammersmith Bridge: The signs are not good. (08:28, 26 June 2019)
- Sledge on In Pictures: The DLR at Twenty Five (16:57, 25 June 2019)
- Greg Tingey on London’s First Highway: The East London River Crossings (10:31, 25 June 2019)
- Graham H on Bakerloo Déjà Vu: Buying New Trains for the DLR (08:13, 25 June 2019)
- Excalabur on Monday’s Friday Reads – 24 June 2019 (12:30, 24 June 2019)