Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

A Not So Boring Ride with Dr. Kornhauser and Dr. Monroe – #ces2024

A joy ride is one way to describe this video that documents SmartDrivingCars/Princeton’s Dr. Kornhauser’s first adventure through the Boring Company’s Las Vegas tunnel. This brief sojourn under the massive Las Vegas Convention Center at CES2024 provides a glimpse of things to come, as this is the start of a larger network, as outlined in this previous Viodi article and video.

Tesal with a wheelchair rack about to descend into the Boring tunnel at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Tesla with a wheelchair rack about to descend into the Boring tunnel at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Click to view and read the video and associated article about this new way of getting around the LVCC.

The Boring Company’s terminal designs at the South, Central, and West Halls are a physical example of the type of kiosks Dr. Kornhauser is advocating for as part of the Trenton MOVES project. The Boring company’s Las Vegas project is still taking baby steps (the drivers don’t appear to be using the advanced driver assistance systems that Tesla offers), but it is clear that automation and purpose-built vehicles are part of the evolution of this anything-but-boring mobility infrastructure.

Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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