Cities 'must plan for driverless cars'

A pilot inside an autonomous 5G connected bus during a test drive in Hwaseong, South Korea.
A pilot inside an autonomous 5G connected bus during a test drive in Hwaseong, South Korea.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Cities must start planning now for autonomous cars or risk losing the full benefits of these vehicles.

At the World Cities Summit here this week, German tech giant Siemens released a report which explored the interdependencies among urban development, public transportation policies, power supply, pollution and the increasing share of connected and autonomous vehicles in city traffic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 14, 2018, with the headline 'Cities 'must plan for driverless cars''. Print Edition | Subscribe