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Here’s Why Driverless Cars Matter To You


Angelo Carusi, a Principal in our Retail Studio was recently interviewed by GlobeSt

Driverless cars are not some decades-in-the-future concept that’s still on the drawing board—they’re coming soon to a market near you. UberCEO Travis Kalanick recently tweeted that he expects Uber’s fleet to be driverless by 2030. Raj Nair, Ford’s head of product development, expects that autonomous vehicles ofSAE level 4 (which means that the car needs no driver but may not be capable of driving everywhere) will hit the market by 2020. The US Secretary of Transportationstated at the 2015Frankfurt Auto Show that he expects driverless cars to be in use all over the world within the next 10 years, and according to the industry experts, we can expect to see driverless cars on the roads within the next decade.

How will the advent of this driverless technology impact the commercial real estate realm—in particular, the retail sector, which is so dependent on cars at most of its brick-and-mortar stores? We spoke exclusively with Angelo Carusi, a principal with locally based architecture, design and landscaping firm Cooper Carry, about just that.