Friday, February 17, 2012

Future oF Driving Includes Driverless Cars And Vehicle Convoys

Driverless cars and road trains. Crazy stuff. What's next, jetpacks? The Where The Sidewalk Starts blog is talking about how Nevada has finalized rules allowing driving permits for robotic cars. And Europe expects to see 'convoys' of driverless cars hit their roads by 2020. That's right, you wirelessly connect your car to the back end of a convoy, driven by a human professional driver in an engine ahead, then sit back and relax while someone else does the driving. Wow, I hate long drives, I'm moving to Europe!

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.