How will self-driving cars impact cities?
… Personal self-driving cars will be the last to emerge, and even autonomous ridesharing vehicles won’t gain popular acceptance anytime soon, says Kaan Ozbay, professor and director of the C2 Smart Center, in the department of civil and urban engineering at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. … His team at NYU Tandon is studying how self-driving buses can reduce congestion in the Lincoln Tunnel that connects Manhattan and New Jersey. They found that 20% more buses could use the buses-only lane if all were self-driving, he says. And in terms of the number of people carried, “that’s equal to building another tunnel for cars.”