Buckle up and put your feet on the dash, because this week Luke, Vass and Matt devote an entire episode to the intriguing, impending and potentially scary topic of self-driving cars.
Should we welcome our new robot overlords? The gang discusses the pluses and the minuses of cities transitioning to automobiles that drive themselves. What does this shift mean for things like transit, parking and suburban sprawl?
In the second segment, Matt brings up some of the political and policy ramifications of self-driving cars, before demanding that Luke and Vass explore an absurd hypothetical in which they are both mayors of Canadian municipalities.
To round things out, Vass brings us back to reality, discussing a new report about how things like car sharing and ride-sharing need to be integrated with public transit. Do our cities just need a big self-driving group hug?
This post was originally published at http://www.metronews.ca/features/metropolis/2016/10/16/metropolis-podcast-matt-elliott-luke-simcoe-ep4.html on 2016-10-16T00:00:00.000Z