Welcome to Machine Visions

Hello there! My name is Nathaniel Horadam, and I'm wrapping up my final semester in Georgia Tech's City and Regional Planning Master's program. For the past year and a half, I've studied transportation planning to better understand how municipalities can leverage automated vehicle (AV) technologies to best serve their citizens, and how developers and operators… Continue reading Welcome to Machine Visions

A Transportation Agenda for Georgia’s General Assembly, 2021-2022 Edition

It's been a while since I've written here, in large part because the 2020 election, its aftermath, and other professional obligations have kept me busy. With the Georgia Assembly beginning its 2021-2022 session on January 11, I wanted to highlight a few key transportation priorities I'd like to see legislators pursue this year and next.… Continue reading A Transportation Agenda for Georgia’s General Assembly, 2021-2022 Edition

Ghost Road, commercializing AV technology, and assorted automated transit developments

I'm going to try something new for this blog (and something I haven't done since at least my first year of graduate school) - a book review. I picked up Anthony Townsend's Ghost Road: Beyond The Driverless Car shortly after it was published last month, and after blowing through it over the July 4th holiday… Continue reading Ghost Road, commercializing AV technology, and assorted automated transit developments

My latest article in Ars Technica and assorted EV thoughts

It's been nearly a month since Ars Technica published my latest piece, "Are electric vehicles doomed? We don’t think so, despite poor sales," but I wanted to share some context about it and a few additional thoughts. First off, I don't know exactly how much real malaise currently plagues the EV market (it wasn't my… Continue reading My latest article in Ars Technica and assorted EV thoughts

In the wake of COVID-19, transit advocates must go on offense

We're still in the early stages of the US coronavirus pandemic, but rapid changes in daily life have prompted many of us to contemplate the societal changes we've witnessed, and to consider whether these are ephemeral or permanent shifts. Major online retailers are enjoying a bonanza of exploding delivery demand, while local businesses are getting… Continue reading In the wake of COVID-19, transit advocates must go on offense