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Self-Driving Cars Would Slash Traffic, End Street Parking

According to the Paris-based OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF), one of the neat bonuses of driverless, computer-driven cars, will be a return of empty side streets. The streets will be free of parking simply because nobody will actually own a car any more. They will simply rent them when the need arises. There will be a massive cut in the number of vehicles on the roads too.

“A fleet of self-driving, shared cars could make 90 per cent of conventional cars in mid-sized cities superfluous. Even during peak hours, only one third of the current number of cars would be needed to provide the same number of trips as today,” the report said.