I read today that General Motors are preparing for a time when we don’t buy cars any more. Revolutionary! Imagine a time when the concept of car ownership is defunct.
It got me thinking, if we are all to use generic shared automated vehicles then we won’t need out drive ways any more. The non use of driveways across the world will release a vast quantity of land – perhaps enough to solve the housing shortage faced by many countries.
So – there lies the opportunity for entrepreneurs: driveway conversions; Smart drive solutions; driveway innovation.
The traditional model of the house with the drive at the front will also be redefined, garages will no longer be needed. Another opportunity for architects to re-engineer and rethink the possible.