Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 8815 Wont

Instructions and Help about Can Form 8815 Wont

This video is sponsored by brilliant the first 200 to use the link in the description that get 20% off of their annual premium subscription self-driving cars are coming maybe in two years maybe in 20 but some day the steering wheel will fade into history like jell-o salad and these weird coasters the elderly and disabled will have cheap convenient transportation instead of racing to work you'll sit back relax and generate ad revenue for me and crashes we'll go from unfortunate reality to rare tragedy when three technologies converge self-driving electric and shared cars the problem of how to get from A to B will pretty much be solved for the 68% of us living in cities there will be no need to own a car in this world the transportation is a service waiting on every street corner nuke and alley no waiting hailing or repairing of course convenience is nothing new the real force of progress is economic without the cost of drivers and gasoline prices fall dramatically they won't just be faster easier safer and you know better for the planet or whatever but also affordable for everyone the car will become the ideal form of transport not despite its cost but in part because of it and that's the problem more cars means more congestion more parking more challenges for cities you might be thinking sure and automation can solve them perhaps but mass transportation is a very complicated and political equation it's not that self-driving cars are bad exactly the opposite it's that so much optimism hides real obstacles or at the very least question marks on the road to the city of the future like many technologies individually self-driving cars are great collectively they have all kinds of unexpected consequences everything about them we hear through the lens of technology and when you're a programmer everything looks like Ruby on Rails to really understand them we need the mindset of a Sim City professional and at the top of things urban planners hate our highways parking lots wide roads and suburbs basically cars or everything America is obsessed with today electric vehicles make up less than 1% of new car sales in the u.s. even in Norway where it's 22% that's only 84,000 electric compared to 1 billion a total in other words were a long ways away from most cars being electric until then they release a 13% of all greenhouse gas kill more people from pollution than crashes and make cities look and sound like well this but even if every car were electric tomorrow and self-driving technology was perfect and everyone could afford it there's still a fundamental problem space the most valuable resource in a dense urban area 60 people commuting to work can look like this or it can look like this if we're generous and assume two people per car that's still not 60 imagine how wasteful sidewalks would be if everyone required a two meter buffer well you don't have to fine you say so we'll build more and bigger roads do not pass go and do not collect $200 this is a classic mistake because bigger roads do work just only for a minute as roads improve more people drive until it's just as busy as it was before bigger roads more traffic same congestion remember transportation is an ecosystem you can pull any levers you want end with the best intentions but change one variable and three dominoes down the line who knows what happens trust me I watch levers get pulled all the time plus money spent on roads isn't spent improving trains bikes and buses so why do roads get bigger anyway in part because politicians serve as short terms reduce commute time get reelected and then watch it returned to normal roads determine the shape health and success of a city they push buildings further apart and housing into suburbs these long distances between home and work or school or shopping encourage and often require the use of a car what could be an easily walked or bike community is stretched out into an endless sea of buildings or people get less exercise make fewer friends even spend less money but for 92% of their life cars just sit in the US alone there are 1 billion parking spaces 4 times the number of cars or together the size of Connecticut most cities have parking minimums for example a bowling alley in San Jose California must provide at least 7 parking spaces per bowling lane a business office requires one for every 250 square feet but a research office only 300 which is just as arbitrary as it sounds in 2004 the City of London removed these minimums and parking fell from 1.1 spaces per apartment to 0.6 and since businesses are incentivized to create as much parking as customers need this switch from free to free market parking shows there was previously too much of course parking is never really free in residential areas it hides in the cost of rent in the u.s. that's an average of 225 a month sometimes much more and taxpayers bear the cost of free public parking whether they use it everyday or can't afford a car and only breathe in their fumes worse Americans incentivize driving with a federal commuter tax benefit 7.3 billion dollars a year in write-offs for those who drive to work this alone causes an estimated 4.6 billion more miles to be driven and moves wealth from poor to rich meanwhile the government loses 7 billion dollars which I have a feeling it could find a better use for now you might be thinking all this talk of parking and sprawl and roads it assumes more cars in the future but when we share them won't there actually be fewer well maybe but there's good reason to be skeptical for every mile shared uber and lyft rides