GMs Cruise slashed fleet of robotaxis by 50% in San Francisco after collisions
By Samantha Delouya
Tue August 22, 2023

... requested Cruise to immediately reduce its active fleet of operating vehicles by 50% ...

That means Cruise, which is the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, can have no more than 50 driverless cars in operation during the day, and 150 in operation at night...
Related to self-driving vehicles, "Delivery People" was high on the 2022 list of jobs projected to be replaced by technology.

Despite projections of driver jobs being replaced by robotics and automation, and driverless cars now being tested in San Francisco, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook currently projects 11% growth in occupations for drivers, which is greater than the average projected 4% growth throughout the economy.

In a 68-page downloadable PDF titled "The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5C World," C40, a global network of mayors of the worlds leading cities, reveals planned interventions with targets or goals to be reached by 2030. In this PDF, two numbered pages appear side-by-side on each page of the document, which can be downloaded at this link -

One of the interventions, found on the page numbered 86, includes two targets or goals for reducing ownership of private transport:
- One goal is 190 vehicles per 1,000 people.
- The other goal is more ambitious: 0 private vehicles.
This may indicate broader implementation of driverless cars, such as those currently being tested in San Francisco.

Also possibly of interest, the page numbered 82 lists two targets or goals for reducing CLOTHING ownership:
- One goal is a limit of 8 new clothing items per person per year.
- The other goal is more ambitious: 3 new clothing items per person per year.

The goals of other planned interventions may also be of interest, although not mentioned in this post.

In addition to technology replacing jobs, the planned interventions appear to disrupt the supply-demand economy, cancelling a number of jobs in the manufacturing sector, including the engineering & design of machines and means of production.

The cities included in the report are listed on the page numbered 55. In the United States, this includes 14 cities:
Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C..

When advising students, including our gifted children, regarding education plans and possible future careers, parents may want to check the list of careers projected to grow faster than average, as well as careers projected to be in decline:, and compare the information presented there with current news.