Autonomous Vehicles Might Change Cities

Autonomous Vehicles Might Change Cities

vehicleA Newsweek article, based on Georgia Tech research, describes how autonomous vehicles might reshape the demographics of cities and thus change the businesses that serve those people. Georgia Tech’s modeling indicates that younger people, who are now a key component of city life, may likely move to less crowded outer areas of cities, while older people will move into city centers. If true, autonomous vehicles could have a more profound effect than what we imagine on the surface, they might actually create megatrends in which shops, services and the general business make-up of cities evolve. It might be that seniors begin to dominate our cities and the services they require become more dominant. The article describes this idea of change in more detail here.