Toll charges seen down the road once driverless cars take over

Monday, September 24, 2018

Two years ago, Toronto officials sparked anger among some drivers in the city with a plan to institute tolls on several of the municipality’s main highways. Fortunately for those drivers, the provincial government intervened and prevented the controversial effort from coming into play.

Drivers in Toronto – and every major city, for that matter – may want to steel themselves, however, as tolls on highways and even city streets could become commonplace in the future.

Experts believe one of the main side effects of the coming shift to self-driving vehicles will be the introduction of road usage fees. If the autonomous revolution unfolds as some expect, users could end up paying every time they get in a car.

Read the full article published in the The Globe and Mail.

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