The Squamish Chief published an interesting article about how BC Ferries was looking at the future developments regarding self-driving cars.
Mark Collins, president of BC Ferries suggests that self-driving cars might deliver profound changes to ferry use. Some examples:
- A terminal would need more space for foot passengers, plus areas for self-driving vehicles to arrive and depart.
- Ferries could transport freight only, and no cars, because an autonomous vehicle on the other side could pick up the foot passengers. This would mean a different kind of garage deck.
- Ferries with flexible spaces, similar to hotels where flexible walls are used to create different sizes of meeting spaces.
Photo: BC Ferries