Great book by @anthonymobile about autonomous vehicles and the impact on urban life as we know it. See https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Road-Anthony-M-Townsend/dp/1324001526/
Here are few gems from the book:
Moving people isn’t the killer app for AV; moving stuff is.
Data & Privacy issues
While future AVs will mostly be electric, in lieu of tailpipe gases they’ll leave behind a new form of toxic sludge — a sensor trail that tells all about us, where we’ve been, and who we’ve met along the way.
The first at-scale AI experiment
AVs will be our first long-term, large-scale test case of cohabitation with artificial intelligence.
For teens, a car is something to be summoned with a few swipes.
While self-dring merely glorifies the marvels of meticulous machines, driverless defines progress as the removal of human deficiency.
AVs are as autonomous as we think
In fact, they [AVs] are turning out to be the most infrastructure-dependent ever created!
As fracking upended the oil industry by giving new life to old fields, […], so the driverless future offers to free up whole new neighborhoods. Page 190
AVs will decimate two essential sources of revenue of many municipalities — parking fees and traffic fines.