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Future of Mobility: The Impact of Driverless Vehicles on Our Cities
May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Future of Mobility: The impact of driverless vehicles on our cities
Speaker: Anthony Townsend – Author, SMART CITIES: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for A New Utopia
Moderator: Petrina Gentile – Writer and award-winning automotive journalist, The Globe and Mail
Author of Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia, Anthony Townsend, will break down the modern day myths of driverless vehicles in the second ever TD Future Cities Speaker Series event.
About the event
Over the next two decades, advances in vehicle automation are expected to cause a rapid transition from human-driven vehicles to computer-driven ones. Many anticipate this will bring forwards benefits such as improved safety, reduced traffic, and increased mobility. But to effectively harness these benefits, it will be crucial to understand and manage the impacts driverless cars will have on our communities – specifically on energy consumption and land use.
It is becoming increasingly clear that automated vehicles offer opportunities for innovation and impact, including the radical transformation of our freight industry, increased innovation in the types of vehicles we create, and the development of new financial instruments and policies.
Join Anthony Townsend as he looks at how these advancements will shape a future that is potentially both more weird and more wonderful than we have yet to imagine.