Driverless City Project

Faculty:Lili Du
Project Description:The Driverless City Project will develop social scenarios, technical solutions, infrastructure prototypes, and model urban codes that transform city streets into 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 will be further 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 have 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.