A $1 billion city is being built in New Mexico — but no one will be allowed to live there

  • metta

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    Apr 10, 2016 2:31 AM GMT
    A $1 billion city is being built in New Mexico — but no one will be allowed to live there


    http://www.techinsider.io/cite-empty-city-new-mexico-driverless-cars-2016-2



    The Center for Innovation Testing and Evaluation (CITE)

    http://www.cite-city.com/
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    Apr 10, 2016 12:32 PM GMT
    There's a town called Helena in Ohio that is about 15 miles east of Bowling Green State University.
    The place is in the middle of a corn field. You'd never see a person or any activity. Until you're suddenly being followed by a state trooper.
    For years I just assumed that it's propped up store fronts with cop cars parked behind them. Big speed trap!
  • Antarktis

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    Apr 10, 2016 12:59 PM GMT
    for a city, 1 billion is pretty small. Sounds like the nuclear testing grounds
  • Kinneticbrian

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    Apr 10, 2016 2:45 PM GMT
    ScottCLE saidThere's a town called Helena in Ohio that is about 15 miles east of Bowling Green State University.
    The place is in the middle of a corn field. You'd never see a person or any activity. Until you're suddenly being followed by a state trooper.
    For years I just assumed that it's propped up store fronts with cop cars parked behind them. Big speed trap!


    I know that place Scott, and you're exactly right. Half of their population or more is the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
  • mitshoo

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    Apr 10, 2016 3:37 PM GMT
    Creepy. Also, "Testing self-driving cars and other intelligent transportation" lolol there is nothing intelligent about cars. What we need is pedestrian city planning. If you can't get most of what you need for most daily activities on foot, your city is poorly planned. These guys have 1950's notions of progress. Not 1950's science or technology, just notions of what progress is. From CITE'S homepage:

    CITECITE will be modeled after a mid-sized modern American city, integrating real-world urban and suburban environments along with all the typical working infrastructure elements that make up today's cities. This will provide customers the unique opportunity to test and evaluate technologies in conditions that most closely simulate real-world applications.


    So, they have already lost in my book. We need to think more like this: carfree.com
  • Jeepguy2

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    Apr 10, 2016 4:34 PM GMT
    ScottCLE saidThere's a town called Helena in Ohio that is about 15 miles east of Bowling Green State University.
    The place is in the middle of a corn field. You'd never see a person or any activity. Until you're suddenly being followed by a state trooper.
    For years I just assumed that it's propped up store fronts with cop cars parked behind them. Big speed trap!


    My home town is like that surrounded by corn, soybean, and peanut fields. Nothing there but a handful of houses, a Dollar General Store, a post office, a fire station, and big grain elevator just east of town. Back when I was in college people would ask me where I was from and I would tell them, sure that they had never heard of it because it is in the middle of bumfuck nowhere and they would all say "Oh yeah I know exactly where that is, I got stopped by a State Trooper there on the way to the beach" icon_lol.gif