With the rise of electric autonomous vehicles, what is the future of driving?


At Hagerty, we spend a lot of time talking about Why Driving Matters, and with the rise of autonomous vehicles, we’re naturally keyed into what the future of driving might look like. That was the topic of conversation at our recent Why Driving Matters/Town Hall Series discussion at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/25/future-of-driving-hagerty-town-hall


Bern Grush and I have written a university textbook titled The End of Driving:Transportation Systems and Public Policy Planning for Autonomous Vehicles (Elsevier, 2018), available at https://Elsevier.com/books/the-end-of-driving/niles/978-0-12-815451-9 Despite the title there is a lot in our book about the benefits of owning and driving cars, as a contrast to buying rides in a robotaxi, coming down the pike in some cities. You might want to have your local library obtain a copy for you to peruse. In the meantime, the book’s chapter summaries are posted for free viewing at http://endofdriving.org .
Best regards,
John Niles, co-author, Seattle
Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions (CATES)
Email: john.niles@cates.solutions