Systems, Not Technology, May Propel the Transportation of Tomorrow

Technology is certain to change the way we move in the coming years. But the limiting factor facing the development of American transportation probably isn’t a technological one, but rather a psychological one. In the United States, more than anywhere else, people see their cars as extensions of their personality. The key to more efficient travel tomorrow, in the eyes of the panelists, is to shift behavior away from a single-car model to a systems model — whereby multiple modes of transportation carry a person from door to door.