General Article Driving into the future (with the brakes on)

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Vehicles will continue to become more connected and more automated, and we will increasingly manage our journeys through our smartphones, says Kevin McCullagh.


By Kevin McCullagh, Founder of Plan

The future of transport looks bright following two recent announcements. First, Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled a sleek new design for London Underground trains, which will be faster, cooler, driverless and Wi-Fi-enabled… in 2025. Meanwhile, in California, Elon Musk – inheritor of Steve Jobs’ mantle as hero of Silicon Valley – yanked back a satin sheet to reveal three new Tesla models of electric car; one does 0–60 in 3.2 seconds, as well as driving itself into the garage and automating much of motorway driving.


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