Next Optimized Generation of Autonomous Suburbs (NOGAS)
Image credit: Alan M. Berger, Chenhao Zhu, P-REXlab
Autonomous driving (AD) and other automation technologies are rapidly approaching the market and could alter practically every structural aspect of household life established by 20th Century car-based urbanism. AD will most likely have their greatest impact in suburban and exurban zones, outside the reaches of established mass-transit systems, where personal vehicular transport is the most ubiquitous. The AD revolution could potentially reduce the congestion strain that clogs growing metro areas, smoothing traffic, right-sizing mobility choices, and reducing the number of vehicles needed. This long-term project by P-REXlab envisions suburbs with autonomous mobility that will become an applicable model in both retrofit scenarios and newly designed/developed areas worldwide.