Visualization of self-driving carpool fleet by fullness of car, Lisbon, Portugal

A fascinating new simulation finds that self-driving cars will re-form cities: 90% of cars will be eliminated, acres of land will open up, and commute times will drop 10%. A team of transportation scientists at the Organization for Cooperation and Development took data on actual trips in Lisbon, Portugal and looked at how a fleet of self-driving, shared “taxibots” would …