Re: Good (Score: 1) by email@example.com in Driverless cars may reduce U.S. auto sales 40% by 2040 on 2015-05-22 05:13 (#9H1J) There are too many cars polluting the skies and requiring vast quantities of landscape to be paved for roads and parking.It's likely pollution will increase. Automation will make it cheaper and easier for vehicles to drive MORE miles. Who needs trains when you can stick a mattress in your car, tell it to drive across the country, and just wake-up in a new city? Mass-transit will have an even harder time competing. The switch to EVs and hybrids could help with pollution (and road noise), but that's really independent of the introduction of self-driving cars.It could mean we get away with fewer parking-spaces, but will probably require even MORE roads. Automated cars should more efficiently utilize existing roads, but when miles driven climbs substantially, you'll still hit capacity limits.