News Exercise #221

1. How was the increase of driverless vehicles described, and what does it mean?
2. According to the man who was interviewed, what different aspects should be included in the planning of this?
3. He didn’t speak so smoothly, but what was his image of the future transportation system?
4. He said that the technology was coming, but that certain questions have to be considered. What are they?

Answers:
1. How was the increase of driverless vehicles described, and what does it mean?
The reporter said that it was sharp, meaning sudden and rapid.
2. According to the man who was interviewed, what different aspects should be included in the planning of this?
He said that they need planning which engages the riders, the workers, the legislators and the mayor; and that also capital would be involved.
3. He didn’t speak so smoothly, but what was his image of the future transportation system?
He said the cities should be clean, environmentally friendly, seamless, interlocking, interconnected, modal – different modes of transport.
4. He said that the technology was coming, but that certain questions have to be considered. What are they?
“How do we engage, what do we have to change, what different skill;s do we need, who’s going to pay for the upgrading of those skills?

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