In this week’s INSIDER, city official David Schirmer shared how Beverly Hills is preparing for the arrival of electric vehicles. Municipalities, he said, will require new kinds of smart traffic signals, charging stations, and changes to building codes. A Tech Briefs reader asked Schirmer:
"Are municipalities prepared for the coming of autonomous vehicles?"
Schirmer responded: "Municipalities certainly are thinking about it. It's a hot topic among my colleagues. I don’t think a [complete] vision has been incorporated into the thinking, especially in the planning side of things, or the ordnance or land-use side of things. That's where a lot of work has to be done, to push that forward."
What do you think? Are cities ready for the arrival of electric autonomous vehicles?