The Government's Role

AVs in Rural Areas

The question of rural connectivity with autonomous vehicles (AVs) raises some thorny issues. Long distances will translate into higher costs even for AVs due to distance-related vehicle maintenance and lack of accessible streets for people to reach the AV at common points, though the cost of software updating should be a fixed cost for every type of area. If AVs are not a profitable enterprise in rural areas (the reason companies are happily considering city and inner suburban areas), then the issue is whether governments will subsidize this type of transportation or whether rural areas can in some way promote economic development in ways that contribute to AV services. In the last transportation revolution of the automobile, rural areas in general lagged far behind

Impact Ratio
2.28 Value: 6.83
Cost: 3.00
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Idea No. 109