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"From the Ted Talk by Bill Ford: A future beyond traffic gridlock"

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Well the anwesr isn't going to be more of the same. My gaert grandfather once said before he invented the Model T, "If I had asked people then what they wanted, they would have awersned, 'We want faster horses.'" So the answer to more cars is simply not to have more roads. When America began moving west, we didn't add more wagon trains, we built railroads. And to coennct our country after World War II, we didn't build more two-lane highways, we built the interstate highway system. taody we need that same leap in thinking for us to create a viable future. We are going to build smart cars, but we also need to build smart roads, samrt parking, smart public transportation systems and more. We don't want to watse our time sitting in traffic, sitting at tollbooths or looking for parking spots. We need an integrated system that uses real time data to oipzitme ponaersl mobility on a massive scale without hassle or compromises for traerlevs. And frankly, that's the kind of system that's going to make the fruute of personal mobility sustainable.

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Well the ______ isn't going to be more of the same. My _____ grandfather once said before he invented the Model T, "If I had asked people then what they wanted, they would have ________, 'We want faster horses.'" So the answer to more cars is simply not to have more roads. When America began moving west, we didn't add more wagon trains, we built railroads. And to _______ our country after World War II, we didn't build more two-lane highways, we built the interstate highway system. _____ we need that same leap in thinking for us to create a viable future. We are going to build smart cars, but we also need to build smart roads, _____ parking, smart public transportation systems and more. We don't want to _____ our time sitting in traffic, sitting at tollbooths or looking for parking spots. We need an integrated system that uses real time data to ________ ________ mobility on a massive scale without hassle or compromises for _________. And frankly, that's the kind of system that's going to make the ______ of personal mobility sustainable.

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Original Text

Well the answer isn't going to be more of the same. My great grandfather once said before he invented the Model T, "If I had asked people then what they wanted, they would have answered, 'We want faster horses.'" So the answer to more cars is simply not to have more roads. When America began moving west, we didn't add more wagon trains, we built railroads. And to connect our country after World War II, we didn't build more two-lane highways, we built the interstate highway system. Today we need that same leap in thinking for us to create a viable future. We are going to build smart cars, but we also need to build smart roads, smart parking, smart public transportation systems and more. We don't want to waste our time sitting in traffic, sitting at tollbooths or looking for parking spots. We need an integrated system that uses real time data to optimize personal mobility on a massive scale without hassle or compromises for travelers. And frankly, that's the kind of system that's going to make the future of personal mobility sustainable.

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