What’s the point of connecting objects to the internet, and is it even innovative? Do we want connected toothbrushes or GPS-enabled dog collars? We at Green Angel Syndicate may tend to over-enthusiasm, but one key area where we think the internet of things is unarguably promising is making buildings smarter – in particular making them more energy efficient.
This is the second article in our series of three on the Clean Transportation Revolution. In the first one, we took a close look at electric vehicles. In this second one, we will focus on autonomous vehicles (AVs). Driverless cars are coming. The first models could be available for purchase within two years and some predict that by 2030, 95% of passenger miles travelled in the US could be in on-demand autonomous vehicles. It is very likely that children born this year will probably never drive a car.
Is this the end of cars as we know them? Reading tech blogs and think tanks’ research, you could be forgiven for expecting that in a few years, the world will have effortlessly moved from human-driven combustion engine cars, owned by their drivers, to fleets of electric ‘robocars’ summoned by their users.
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