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What a driverless world could look like.

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What a driverless world could look like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzYCfveX92Y

Please answer the following questions about this video clip, which was recorded in October 2016 at the “TED Talk” given by the director of global strategy for healthcare logistics at UPS, Wanis Kabbaj.

You will need to organise your approach in order to answer all of the questions in the available time.

You may use any available online translation or search tools, but please remember that you may need to limit your searches so as not to waste time!

The figures in brackets refer to the points in the video where you will hear the relevant information (minutes : seconds)

1. What is one of the speaker's greatest pleasures in life? (0:11)

2. What does the speaker compare cities to? (0:53)

3. What does the speaker find absurd about the design of modern vehicles and their predecessors? (1:37>)

4. What is “commuting”? (1:20 and 1:49)

5. What happened when Paris “tore down” hundreds of historical buildings, and why was this done? What verb (infinitive) does “tore” come from? (2:22)

6. Why is it almost impossible today, in many cities, to expand the existing traffic networks? (2:09)

7. What is an "aha moment" and what is “aha”? (3:01) What happened to the speaker at that moment?

8. What does the speaker mean by “getting clogged”? (2:47 and 3:55)

9. How big is the human vascular network? (3:59 >)

10. Please describe the “Chinese concept of a bus that can straddle traffic jams” (4:55)

11. What does the speaker tell us about Airbus? (5:25)

12. Why are “the two kids behind you ... getting restless”? (6:03)

13. According to the speaker, why does parking cause problems with traffic flow? (6:13>)

14. What does the speaker conclude about the “endless debate ... between collective and individual forms of transportation” and what does he suggest as a solution? (7:55>)

15. How does the speaker describe what cities will look like when they become “driverless”? (9:44>)

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