American Cities Are Nowhere Near Ready for Self-Driving Cars | WIRED
vehicle ownership and usage patterns will change, once we’re able to summon an autonomous car through an app and then shoo it away once it delivers us at our destination. Who’s going to own and operate those cars, and what will they do when not serving their owners? Park in the ‘burbs? Infinite-Uber-loop?
It’s not an easy task, particularly because the technology is unprecedented and developing quickly. Researchers don’t even know yet, for instance, what autonomous cars will do to traffic volume. Marshall says that can swing either way.