This month the shift towards self-driving cars inches forward while auto and parking tech companies figure out how they fit in. Read our top picks from this month’s parking and transportation articles.
Could the demand for off-street parking increase if cities like NYC eliminate free on-street parking?
“Instead of being parked in a garage, the theory goes, a fleet of self-driving vehicles will cater to passenger after passenger, summoned by a smartphone or other handheld device.
The end of 2015 saw over half of business travelers choosing Uber over renting cars and parking. Now vacationers take Uber instead of parking, too. What will be the next segment of customers to abandon driving for ride-sharing?
“This real-time, spot-level data enables parking managers to run their operations more efficiently, and empowers partnering mobile apps with data they need to direct drivers to parking spaces faster.”
“… the company [Tesla] said the most significant step towards safe, autonomous cars is its driverless parking technology, and that it ‘lays important groundwork’ for autonomous driving.”
“… New York earns a lot more from parking tickets than parking meters—$550 million compared to $100 million in 2014…”
Even those who aren’t on board with autonomous cars still have to find ways to integrate more auto technology to stay relevant.
This minor crash “may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another vehicle.”
People use their phones for everything from playing music to booking parking. Now, the same company that designs chips for iPhones is bringing that technology into car dashboards.
Hundreds of NYC Uber drivers protested new lower rates at LaGuardia Airport in early February. While the lower rates are great for passengers, and have been convincing them to Uber rather than drive and park at the airport, they hurt Uber drivers’ incomes.
British programmer Joshua Browder is already talking with autonomous car manufacturers about integrating his technology so driverless cars can handle basic parking tickets.