How Many Americans Want to Live in Driverless City?

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Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Intel Futurist Steve Brown discusses the future of driverless cars and cities on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)


We ask people what's the world you would like to see?

44% of americans are really interested in seeing a completely driverless the the.

What they are imagining is a city environment where they can just hop into a car and it takes them to a destination and there's no human behind the wheel.

This is an optimistic view.

I doubt it will happen in the next 10 years, but it's a compelling view of the future where life is more convenient, there is less congestion, and self driving cars tend to be safer.

There are dramatic numbers about the number of people in america, not young people getting drivers licenses.

Is that about this notion of sharing an economy or the fundamental ways people look at that or desire to drive a car lester mark people my age and older, we have all been sold the american dream of the car is a symbol of freedom.

If you are a millenial, you are much less likely to see it that way.

You see a car as something that will slow you down.

The idea of the economy of sharing this expensive resource -- most cars spend 23 hours out of every day doing nothing.

Millenials are much more predisposed to sharing cars and it plays and the idea of a driverless city.

The idea is you would not ever own one.

The car would just come and pick you up and take off.

Rex is this happening only in cities?

What are the trends in the suburbs?

We get so focused on where we live that i think we might forget that the rest of the country still needs her cars will stop if i look at the next 10 or 20 years, you see more and more cars coming to cities.

People want to decide what kind of car they want to drive.

Do they want a car they can drive themselves or a car that can drive them just to take away the pressure of driving?

There is more pressure in an urban environment.

If you're in a big city, you know how miserable it can be.

It's not the dream the car companies sell you of driving on an open road.

People will want it but they still want to drive themselves, and that's great.

There's a bifurcated notion of what a city is.

The preindustrial cities of san francisco, new york, they -- these post industrial cities like phoenix and often and atlanta, cities growing like crazy.

They have a different physical infrastructure that require automobiles in a very different way.

Rex outside the u.s., cities tend to grow up and in the u.s., cities grow out.

He cut his most of the cities developed after the era of the motor car, they'd are developed around the motorcar and public transport has not taken hold the way it has in europe and asia.

This is a way to have it in the form of a self driving car.

We have seen from the research we have done that people are interested in that model and are open to it not just as cars that drive themselves but cars that talk to each other and share information and gossip with each other.

Sharing information about what might be hazards up ahead to help reroute the car if there is an issue or two move cars out of the way so that ambulances and fire trucks can get through.

60% of americans say that's a really good idea.

They would like to have tractors in their car to help with those services to get through in a really busy environment.

We have talked about that as a means to prevent car accidents and crashes all stop you also talked to people in this survey about drones.

What is the public opinion about drones?

Is this something people want or are they scared of them?

We have all heard a lot of news about drones.

People are understandably anxious about that, but what was surprising is 60% of people are enthusiastic about drones for public service will stop drones that could help firefighters go into a building, inspect the building him a check the air for chemicals.

Understand where people are might need help.

Same thing with ambulance services.

If an ambulance cannot get across because of traffic on for a drone to take someone on the scene to quickly stabilize that patient.

This truth that the jetsons are the future.

Once a week, we do a story that

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