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Talking Headways Podcast: Will the Autonomous Future Be Heaven or Hell?

7:38 PM PST on November 23, 2016

This week's podcast comes from the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago, where Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase recently gave a keynote. You'll hear Robin's ideas about the future of shared mobility services and autonomous vehicles. In one scenario, which she calls "heaven," the efficiencies of autonomous vehicles help claim street space for walking and biking. Then there's the "hell" scenario, where we just swap out everyone’s private cars for driverless versions and continue business as usual.

Toward the beginning of the talk you'll hear the sound of a video that played before Robin's talk. It’s not absolutely necessary to watch it before listening to the podcast but you can catch it here if you wish.

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