Urban Guy Takes a Ride in a (Semi) Autonomous Vehicle (AKA Driverless Car)

I recently took a field trip, thanks to Visit Knoxville, outside my normal habitat of downtown, in order to take a ride in Olli, the autonomous vehicle developed by Local Motors. The current version is a prototype and is awaiting mapping of routes in order to be fully autonomous. It’s the first of two vehicles […]

Speaking of Driver-less Cars: Here They Come (?)

It was only three weeks ago, writing about downtown paving, that I facetiously implied maybe it wasn’t necessary because we will soon need to re-evaluate our entire car-centric infrastructure. We had fun discussing the topic. Obviously, we’ll need roads as long as there are land-based vehicles, but if (when?) driverless cars really take off, we’ll […]