The Driverless City Project develops social scenarios, technical solutions, infrastructure prototypes, and model urban codes that transform city streets into the twenty-first-century human infrastructure.
Research workshops, computer simulations, visionary drawings, physical models, and narrative videos will give shape to this future city. These elements are developed into smart driving control systems, design guidelines for transportation agencies, model municipal codes, and infrastructural prototypes.
As cities around the world leverage the opportunities and manage the impacts of driverless cars, this crucially important project investigates a transformative advance in transportation and communication technologies—the kind that has always changed cities and demanded new forms of physical infrastructure. In the next decades, we can improve urban social life by increasing the ecological performance, safety, and efficiency of streets while also recovering underused land and revitalizing our cities.
The Driverless City Lab
Chicago, IL, 60616
Phone: +1 (312) 567-3260