Tech Updates

Dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles are coming — so get prepared

We’re getting closer to the vehicle automation dream. No, I don’t mean Elon Musk’s self-driving Level 2 nonsense. I’m talking about vehicles that can function without any human intervention. But while the tech itself is evolving and going through growing pains, there’s a problem: inadequate road infrastructure. 

While there’s been huge investment in developing vehicular autonomous driving technology, there’s been little by cities in the infrastructure necessary for vehicles to communicate with each other (vehicle-to-vehicle), or their surroundings (vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure).