Gov’t report: Smart cars could aggravate jams

Israel – “There is a palpable risk that the smart transport revolution could aggravate congestion, driving, and parking problems, especially in city centers, due to new journeys and empty journeys (by autonomous vehicles), and because people will prefer car services to public transport, traveling on foot, and riding bicycles,” a new report on preparation in Israel for the smart transport revolution by the National Economic Council in the Prime Minister’s Office states. The Prime Minister’s Office released the report today…

The report was written by Dr. Roni Bar when she was a Mimshak fellow on the National Security Council as part of a research study by the Council setting forth the possible scenarios for effects of the switch to autonomous, electric, connected, and shared vehicles in transport, planning and building, energy and the environment, cost of living, and safety.