When Tom Fisher, a professor in the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, looks to the future of roadways, he sees a dramatically different streetscape than the one most people drive on today. For one thing, the people won’t be doing the driving.
Instead, Fisher, who also is the director of the university’s Minnesota Design Center, sees a future in which autonomous vehicles first briefly share the roads with human-driven vehicles and then inevitably replace those traditional cars and trucks entirely. As a result of that self-driving scenario, the road itself will also change, Fisher says. That’s because AVs
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