Category : Technology
The technology giant implements many projects related to smart cities of the future. The aim is to use the latest advances in technology to ensure a better quality of life for millions of people.
At least that's what Google says. Recently we heard about the resignation of the project to build a smart district in the city of Detroit, which was to be built by Sidewalk Labs associated with Alphabet. Now it turns out that another project has arisen. Its goal is to build the world's first autonomous road.
The implementation is to be handled by Cavnue. The plan is to build a 64-kilometer stretch of intelligent road in Detroit. It will be used by autonomous buses, cars and other means of transport of the future equipped with ecological drives. The road is to connect the most important buildings in the city, such as universities, offices, entertainment centers, airports etc.
The project will involve global automotive concerns such as: Ford, Toyota, GM, Daimler, Nissan, and even a small startup Waymo, which already offers autonomous vans in Arizona or California. Google, through Cavnue, wants to jointly create a project of something future-proof that will allow city dwellers to function more easily and save time standing in giant traffic jams.
It is no secret and it should come as no surprise that technology concerns have been trying for years to stop us from owning our own cars and switch to public transport. This is to be fully ecological and much more effective than the current solutions. All this sounds beautiful, but what the concerns really mean is looking for new sources of profit. Lack of ownership will make us use their offers and pay dearly for journeys. Ultimately, we will incur a much greater cost than if we had our vehicles.
Cavnue announces that the first phase of the project is expected to end in 24 months. During it, engineers and designers will jointly develop a concept for building an intelligent road in Detroit. In the second phase, tests of the first small sections of the road and the vehicles that will travel along it will begin.