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The record for the world’s worst traffic jam belongs to Beijing’s gridlock. For 12 days in August 2010, cars could not escape 62 miles of freeway. This example, alongside the U.N.’s prediction that by 2030 two-thirds of the world’s population will reside in densely packed megacities, reinforces a real urgency to alleviate the pressures and impact of overcrowding.

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  • California's Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), in partnership with GoMentum Station, announced it is now testing a 12-passenger, low-speed autonomous shuttle at Bishop Ranch, a multi-use business community in the city of San Ramon.

What if the building you worked in knew who you were before you got through the door, could tell you your agenda for the day and adjusted the light and temperature to suit your needs wherever you were?

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