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Automated cars ‘could fuel road traffic growth’

21 February 2014
Le Vine: big questions
Le Vine: big questions

 

The development of automated cars could drive further road traffic growth and damage the prospects for public transport, academics said this week.

“It may reasonably be surmised that technology that makes it easier to move about by car will serve to stimulate its use,” say Scott Le Vine and Professor John Polak of Imperial College London’s Centre for Transport Studies in a report for the Integrated Transport Commission.

“There is also a risk that public transport finds...

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