DailyDirt: Standing In The Alpha-Beta Parking Lot….
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City planning in the future might have to take into account some technologies that sound like science fiction from the 1960s. Probably no flying cars, but there could be autonomous vehicles and less sprawl. Owning a car might not even be practical. In any case, parking lots will likely be long gone, and here are just a few links on some interesting parking situations.
- What goes well with a liveried chauffeur? Perhaps a parking spot that costs a million bucks. The first parking spot in NYC listed for $1 million is in a private garage at 66 E. 11th St. [url]
- One of the first automated parking garages opened in NYC in 2002 — and it dropped a few cars before working out its bugs. But now, car owners don’t have to worry about parking attendants (like Richard Edson) taking cars out for joyrides… [url]
- When cars can drive themselves, they’ll just drop us off, circle the block and/or park themselves somewhere (hopefully in a good neighborhood). They could also meet up with their other robot-car friends at the automated parking garage and waste time chatting about power converters…. [url]
- To find some more bizarre/crazy stuff, check out some things that other StumbleUpon users have found. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
Filed Under: autonomous, cars, city planning, garages, nyc, parking
Comments on “DailyDirt: Standing In The Alpha-Beta Parking Lot….”
As long as we don't build the cars in this story:
In “Devil Car,” a man and his highly armed, artificially intelligent car track the black Cadillac that killed his brother.
Re: As long as we don't build the cars in this story:
As long as humans are still building these cars, hopefully there will be a KITT for every KARR.
Self-Driving Cars Wouldn?t Need To Park
Why should a car have to park if, say, you only need to pop in somewhere for a few minutes? It could just circle around.
So instead of contributing to parking congestion, it?ll add to traffic congestion.
So there will need to be laws against cars doing such circling. Maybe ban driverless cars from going around with nobody in them. But then…
Law of unintended consequences FTW!
Re: Self-Driving Cars Wouldn?t Need To Park
In my town, there is precedent for this sort of thing. There are anti-cruising laws that make it illegal to drive down certain streets more than a certain number of times between certain hours.
LOL would be cool to have flying cars . NO MORE PLANES!