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Old 11-20-2018, 10:17 PM   #121
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In which we see AVs exploiting the mispricing of parking spaces:
Tesla Owner Uses 'Summon' to Remotely Move His Car to Avoid Parking Tickets
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:58 AM   #122
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In which we see AVs exploiting the mispricing of rush hour roads:

Self driving mobile-billboard trucks will be an obvious early and widespread commercial application of autonomous vehicles, particularly in rush hours, when they can be seen by a maximum number of high-income people.
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Self driving mobile-billboard trucks will be an obvious early and widespread commercial application of autonomous vehicles, particularly in rush hours, when they can be seen by a maximum number of high-income people.
Are mobile-billboards specially taxed in any way? If not, they should be. Or banned.
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:59 PM   #124
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Really interesting inside look at Uber's attempt at self-driving cars (about to resume after taking a hiatus following the death of a pedestrian).

Anyone interested in this should read this - it is not confidence inspiring. It speaks both to total dysfunction within Uber, as well as to the technological challenges.

The engineer in me, though, can appreciate that it is possible to do a much better job with this than Uber has been.

https://markets.businessinsider.com/...-10-1027740254
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:45 PM   #125
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Really interesting inside look at Uber's attempt at self-driving cars (about to resume after taking a hiatus following the death of a pedestrian).

Anyone interested in this should read this - it is not confidence inspiring. It speaks both to total dysfunction within Uber, as well as to the technological challenges.

The engineer in me, though, can appreciate that it is possible to do a much better job with this than Uber has been.

https://markets.businessinsider.com/...-10-1027740254
Wow - that is completely terrifying. How have they not gotten in a lot more trouble, and why would they be allowed to get back into automated car testing on public roads.
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:08 PM   #126
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I was at Assembly Square this week, which, between trader Joe's and Christmas Tree See was a zoo.

So of course the plan was that I would circle the block while my wife went in and shopped. I can only imagine that everyone will want to put their car into "circle the block" mode when there are no parking spots.

I will admit that my behavior was personally rational and value maximizing, but imposed high social costs (even worse traffic).

It is going to be a gridlock disaster unless we get both dynamic congestion pricing and parking pricing.
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