Smart Cars to Revolutionize Real Estate and Other Industries, Says GM Executive
Gil Golan, the director of General Motors' Israeli technology center, believes space will open up in large cities as multi-laned roads, parking spaces and gas stations become obsolete
In a world where transportation is tailor-made for the specific needs of a certain city or community, you can have one or two cars for every ten cars you have on the road today, Mr. Golan said. “Smart, well-managed transportation eliminates the need for a large number of vehicles,” he said, adding that there will no longer be a need for as many multiple lanes, gas stations, and parking spaces. “All of the sudden premium locations in the city center will become available.”
Another question Mr. Golan is interested in is what people will do with all the free time they will now have during their commute. They could watch a movie or catch up on last minute work, all in their own private acoustic bubble, so they will not disturb other passengers, he said.
In October, Calcalist reported that Israel intends to allow General Motors to test its autonomous cars on public roads in the country, citing senior Israeli Ministry of Transportation executive Avner Flor.
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