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America’s “Smart City” didn’t get much smarter
« on: July 06, 2021, 12:59:06 AM »
Five years later, the Smart City Challenge is over, but the revolution never arrived.

The company EasyMile launched autonomous shuttles in February 2020, carrying passengers at an average speed of 4 miles per hour. Fifteen days later, a sudden brake sent a rider to the hospital, pausing service. The truck project was canceled. Only 1,100 people downloaded an app, called Pivot, to plan and reserve trips on ride-hail vehicles, shared bikes and scooters, and public transit.