Prime Edmonton Podcast Episode 7 - Why Elon Musk May Love Beaumont

Posted by Jerad Cox on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 3:07pm.

Prime Edmonton Real Estate - This episode talks about serial entrepreneur, scientific genius(madman?), and technological wizard Elon Musk - and the thing that is happening in Beaumont may make him love the little city on the rise.

Beaumont, for those of you who don't know, is a small city of 19000 just outside Edmonton city limits South on 50 Street. It has recently trialed a project that has seen its main drag (50 Street) partially converted into an ELA lane. Now ELA stands for 'Electric Automous' vehicle, which can hold up to 12 people and is driverless. Passengers can be picked up and dropped off anywhere on the route, and you can also book it to pick you up at a  certain time.

Of course, Elon Musk is the founder of Tesla, amongst other things, and has been pioneering driverless technology with his vehicles for years now. He also currently has driverless taxi cabs that are available in certain areas in the United States.

Take a listen and let me know what you think of the plan - and listen for my old timey cartoon reference (hint: it has something to do with the picture at the top of this blog!). Better yet, take the kids and take a ride in it. A fun, free activity and the wave of the future for public transportation!

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