Driverless cars

 
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-15/will-uber-bring-its-driverless-cars-to-australia/7846594
I tend to agree 5-10 years and we will see extensive rollout in Australia starting with taxi and light commercial with I think heavy vehicle along major corridors like Syd - Mel depo to depo.

Interesting comment is that Australia has $200B locked up in personal vehicles. If Uber/taxi industry could reduce their costs significantly, how many of us would be able to cut our 2nd or even primary vehicle needs and the costs?

Meanwhile the move to driveless will also see a progressive reduction in revenues to states and feds especially as more vehicles use less fuel and or go electric. What will be the alt ways to fund the road budgets?

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  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Meanwhile the move to driveless will also see a progressive reduction in revenues to states and feds especially as more vehicles use less fuel and or go electric. What will be the alt ways to fund the road budgets?
RTT_Rules
Simple. The same as they do when we use less gas/electricity/water. Increase the unavoidable "service connection" network fees to make up the difference. I'm sure they'll find some "road user levy" to charge.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Glad this topic has been atarted and contributing I feel the only reason the governments are looking for a change to rego is because fuel taxes are already falling and will fall with electric driverless cars as well as the electric driver able car.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Glad this topic has been atarted and contributing I feel the only reason the governments are looking for a change to rego is because fuel taxes are already falling and will fall with electric driverless cars as well as the electric driver able car.
freightgate

The government is looking to change the way they bill you.  Don't you hate it.

There was article on the newspaper a week ago which outlined proposals all including a distance tax and no petrol tax designed to find other ways to bill you because they now realise more traffic will hit the roads and they need more money to make it work.  Again we are stuck in car hell. Up the taxes and spend money on PT.

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