27 Dec '16, 10am

Car parks ‘obsolete’ in Scots cities of the future - read how: https://t.co/mDyIHaFTQh

Self-driving electric cars may make car parks obsolete in Scotland’s cities within a decade – and could reduce urban air pollution to almost zero. Smart cities expert Simon Tricker, speaking ahead of Scottish Renewables first Low-Carbon Cities Conference – told how a combination of shared data, battery power and self-driving technology would render conventional pay and display slots pointless. Simon, of smart cities specialists UrbanTide, said: “Scottish local authorities are already thinking about what city streets will look like in a decade’s time – and the answers are pretty astounding. “By 2030 self-driving electric vehicles are likely to be commonplace. Current figures show that cars are sitting idle for around 95% of the day, and this is technology which could put them to use for far more of the time. “Self-driving cars won’t need parking spaces in cities – they’re l...

Full article: https://www.scottishrenewables.com/news/car-parks-obsolet...

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