Vox has a write-up and author interview on a new book about the ways techbros envision the future of transportation:
“Silicon Valley is wrong about the future of transportation”
A new technology doesn’t change that. If we really want to solve these more fundamental transportation problems that arise from the mass ownership and mass use of the automobile, we need to deal with it at its core. It’s a political problem that has been created over the course of many decades. Adding a new technology to cars isn’t actually going to solve those problems.