Can autonomous vehicles create human-centred roadways and reclaim urban streets for the people?
Urban planners, architects and designers are getting very excited about the possibilities that autonomous vehicle technology will bring for our cities. Many are currently envisioning the layouts, laws, and the look and feel of our streets when AV technology becomes mainstream.
A recent conceptual design exercise from HOK, a global architecture and design firm, offers an optimistic, environmentally friendly, and naturalistic take on how this technology may reshape our cities.
HOK’s research and conceptual design content looks at the impact autonomous vehicles will have on how we plan, design and experience our cities. Specifically, the firm is examining:
How the design, dimensions and technology of autonomous vehicles will change our built environment, from buildings to city streets.
How the efficiencies of autonomous vehicles will afford the opportunity to reclaim and r