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Self-driving cars raise questions about sustainable urban transport in France

By Sarah Elzas

France will soon open its roads to autonomous vehicles, and some are hoping the innovation will lead to collective forms of transportation, rather than self-driving individual cars.

 

French car makers and tech companies are in the race to develop the technology for self-driving cars, but there are calls to take advantage of the technological revolution, to rethink the way people get around in cities.

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In this piece:

- Nicolas de Crémiers, of Navya, French company developing self-driving electric vehicles

- Laura Brimont, research fellow at IDDRI, French think tank focusing on sustainable development

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