This is the revised blog entry for Clive Thompson’s article, ‘No parking here’. In this blog post, I observe the authors opinion about the advantages of transition of society from self – driven cars to smart vehicles.
The week’s article ‘No Parking Here’ by Clive Thompson introduced us to a concept of using self-driving vehicles and modern smartphone transport software instead of owning their own and the benefits that urban citizens will be gaining from such transition. The author observes the situation that contemporary drivers have to face while maintaining a car, as well all the negative externalities that come from it. Among the most conspicuous facts that the article gets us concerned about is the inefficiency of cars. It appears to be that today a car holder spends more time on average being stuck in a traffic or searching for a parking spot rather than actually travelling. That, of course, has a negative impact on the environment and puts pressure on the government to spoil the infrastructure by building countless inefficient parking lots, causing irrational management of urban space.