30 Dec '15, 9pm

10 Green design predictions for 2016

We are on the cusp of a new movement, one where going slower in an automobile becomes a lifestyle choice for many people. And that changes everything—the car experience, ownership, what it means to drive, even the whole fume equation. A big reason we want to drive fast is to shorten the amount of time we are away from productivity or entertainment. But as autonomous cars become a mainstream reality surprisingly soon we’ll start to see a ‘slow traffic movement’ emerge that will alter both how we commute and how we design our roads and cities. Robotomobiles will be setup as office/living rooms on wheels where we can do a conference call or check in on our social networks. Then the extra 8 minutes of traveling at 45 MPH rather than 65 MPH will seem trivial. We won’t mind the slow lane as long as it comes with a high speed data connection. The result will be roads and driving ...

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