Interview: Future of Cars and Commuting

Interview: Future of Cars and Commuting

August 30th, 2016 | Posted in Business & Economy, Transportation

Recently I was interviewed by “The Fruit Guys,” an interesting company and newsletter/blog in Silicon Valley. They deliver healthy food to companies, but write on all kinds of subjects of interest to the high tech community and other businesses.

The focus of the story was the future of cars and commuting. I talked again about autonomous and shared vehicles, and the challenge of getting through the gap during which autonomous vehicles might share the road with human driven vehicles. I suggest that the gap might be managed by initially restricting self-driving cars to special lanes, zones or regions, until the car fleet has turned over (which take about 20 years).

I think you will like this well written story by Mark Saltveit, “The End of the Car Commute


Glen Hiemstra

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


  1. John McGrath   |   Aug 31, 2016

    I’m disappointed that you left out urban tunnel systems that connect at least some old weather city downtown areas (with various subways stops). Toronto, for instance. Connecting tunnels would also work in cities that are often much too hot (and are likely to get hotter).

    • John McGrath   |   Aug 31, 2016

      “Old” in comment should be “cold.”

    • Glen Hiemstra   |   Aug 31, 2016

      Fair point regarding “cold weather” cities and tunnels (skywalks too).