Future of Transportation and Driverless Cars

Future of Transportation and Driverless Cars

December 17th, 2015 | Posted in Planning Futuring Strategy, Transportation

This is my speech last week to the Metro Washington DC Council of Governments annual meeting, in Washington DC.

I set out to convince the gathered officials that among the various futures for transportation, and the factors that will influence that future, none are more pressing than the prospect of driverless vehicles. My key point was this is not some far off future issue, but as public officials and planners they will face key policy decisions in the next couple of years. We see this already in the California proposed decision, misguided in my opinion, to require driverless cars to have a steering wheel and a licensed driver at all times.

Check out my speech…

Futurist Glen Hiemstra Considers Possibilities for Transportation in Metropolitan Washington from COG Video on Vimeo.

Glen Hiemstra

About Glen Hiemstra

Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades.