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

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

Midtown isn’t taking transit infrastructure seriously. Here’s how it can

This month marks my sixth year as a Midtown resident, and yet last month’s Midtown Alliance annual meeting was my first since moving to Atlanta. In affirmation of the laudatory comments from every speaker at that event, I’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible progress in the district’s rise as a national technology hub and its role… Continue reading Midtown isn’t taking transit infrastructure seriously. Here’s how it can