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To the casual observer the introduction of new modes of transport will feel like a steady progression. Our hypothesis is that those paying closer attention will notice the tipping points, where an area reaches a critical mass and drives a period of rapid change.
The Warchester Clock stands at…
What is the Warchester Clock I hear you ask? Warchester is a made up place and it isn’t really a clock. It doesn’t read twenty five minutes past eight in the evening. Rather it represents a year, in this case 2025 – 8 years from now. It shows the average answer from contributors and interviewees of the FMJ to the question…
“By what year do you think Warchester will have a transport service provided by shared autonomous vehicles?“
Warchester is a proxy for an average UK town. It isn’t an obvious “mobility as a service” target city like London. Uber will not have it on their “Top 100 Hit List”. On the other hand it is the kind of place a lot of people live and work. It has a a railway station; a bus interchange and established taxi firms. So when transport changes in Warchester it will be a indicator of widespread change everywhere.