The CAV challenge

Architect ADAM BROWN argues that the bus and its supporting infrastructure need to be reinvented to combat the challenge posed soon by the mass deployment of connected autonomous vehicles in UK cities and large towns

The future of transport will be shaped by connected automated vehicles (CAVs), which will have a profound impact on the way people travel.

The change will not be a gradual incremental increase over a couple of years. More likely, once the technological, legislation and safety issues have been resolved, Uber, Waymo (the autonomous driving business spun out of Google) or Toyota will point at a map and roll out a fleet of over 3,000 units overnight.

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