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  • Survey examines vehicle choices

    By News Administrator
    Published: June 12, 2009

    Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin are conducting a survey to explore Austinites’ vehicle ownership choices and preferences for future vehicles, under various energy policies and vehicle technologies. In today’s world of rising fuel prices and climate concerns, vehicle ownership and use decisions are a key policy focus for public agencies and …

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      Dave Sinclair said on Oct. 26, 2011 at 10:36 p.m.
      Self-driving vehicles are actually already a reality; Google has its own fleet of self-driving cars. It looks like hybrids are the best choice right now when it comes an eco conscious method of transportation. Electric cars are the future but mileage needs to be improved first.
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      G. Schmidt said on Feb. 17, 2011 at 6:42 p.m.
      I wish transportation planners would focus on self-driving vehicles, and automakers could develop modular vehicles. Perhaps I'm being an idealist, but it seems like safety and environmental concerns should trump capitalism in this case.