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