Self-driving electric cars could reduce air pollution to almost zero in Scotland’s cities within the next decade, an expert has predicted. Simon Tricker, of “smart cities” specialist UrbanTide, said the vehicles could also make car parks obsolete. Mr Tricker believes self-driving cars are likely to be commonplace by 2030. He was speaking ahead of Scottish Renewables’ first low-carbon cities conference, which will be held in Edinburgh in February. “Scottish local authorities are already thinking about what city streets will look like in a decade’s time – and the answers are pretty astounding,” he said. “Self-driving cars won’t need parking spaces in cities – they’re likely to be rented rather than owned and will just head off and carry out their next journey after dropping passengers off.
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