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Autonomous Vehicles Could Rapidly Change How Cities Grow

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Source: Metropolis Magazine

Chicago’s UI Labs is a high-tech makerspace and fabrication lab that enlists experts from government, industry, academia, and the public to solve a wide range of problems at the intersection of technology and urban life. That made it the perfect venue for a Metropolis Think Tank panel discussion about the future of autonomous vehicles (AVs).

The event, moderated by Metropolis’s director of design innovation, Susan S. Szenasy, began with a short video detailing SOM’s ChicaGO plan, which imagines how housing, employment, urban planning, and equity might change in the driverless future...

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