Cars and Cities, the Autonomy Edition – a16z

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  • 1:09 – How autonomous cars will impact cities the way cars and freeways did?


  • 2:46 – More space is devoted to sleeping cars than sleeping people. If autonomy arrives then a huge amount of real estate opens up.


  • 3:41 – Imagine all the spaces that can be reclaimed with autonomous cars: garages and parking lots.


  • 5:09 – How fast do you think this will happen? As soon as 2019 and it will depend on the adoption curb.


  • 5:49 – What are the levels of autonomous cars?


  • 6:45 – Every shared-vehicle can replace 8 other vehicles with today’s technology and ownership patterns. If we only have 1/8 of vehicles on the road but people still drive more or less the same that means every car drives eight times more per year. Right now we turnover the automobile fleet every 13 years and most of the projections assume this turnover rate. Those projections are wrong.


  • 8:08 – What's driving Millennials’ desire to drive cars less?


  • 9:38 – They’ve figured out how to experience life using transportation as a service versus ownership.


  • 9:46 – The pacing of this generation [millenials] is very different from the pacing of other generations. Driving is slow, doing one thing for fifteen minutes is agonizing if you are used to been able to multitasking on your screen.


  • 13:53 – How do we design cars for Millenials? Making it a personalized experience the way Netflix and Spotify are doing. Ubiquitous computing and context-awareness computing.

  • 19:07 – What’s really valuable to people is the ability to use the time they currently spend watching the bumper ahead of them.


  • 20:29 – We can combine autonomous cars with traditional drivers; it depends on the conditions, localization and safety of the trip.


  • 24:07 – The key is that autonomy comes with sharing, and this lead us to electric vehicles.


  • 25:31 – What does it mean for infrastructure?


  • 32:39 – What about the socioeconomic aspect like jobs?


  • 33:43 – After the introduction of the ATM the total number of bank tellers increase. It’s contraintuitive.



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