TIME AND 5G ARE OF THE ESSENCE
FROM THE MINUTES 2018
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC TRANSIT: ON A COLLISION COURSE?
Joshua is eager to see collaboration between public transit and on-demand private transportation players to alleviate the concerns they raise: “Uber and Lyft have been shown to increase the number of total vehicle miles in the city, therefore increasing emissions. They don’t accept disabled people and many people can’t afford them.” Therefore, L.A. Metro is looking at micro-transit projects based on partnerships with private on-demand transportation providers, subsidizing services so that all demographics can access transportation networking.
THE LAUNCHPAD OF THE AI REVOLUTION: TRUST
Autonomous mobility promises may be impressive, but Jean-François Gagné believes that people won’t get on board unless they are reassured that their privacy is not at stake every time they use an autonomous vehicle. This will require standards and regulations on a global scale. Paul agrees: “Trust is a big issue. Public and private organizations need more shared solutions and regulations.” Education will also be necessary. “As we move the cognitive workload to AI-powered machines — both software and hardware — we will also be giving them increased decision power and responsibilities,” says Jean-François. “Yet there will always be downsides, and we need to understand that.”
5G AT A GLANCE
- Massive capacity: 1 gigabyte per second
- Virtually lag-free: 1 millisecond or less latency
- Hundreds of thousand of simultaneous connections per network
Learn about road safety applications and more on page 116 of The Movin'On Minutes 2017