Intermodal Auto-Driving Mass Transit Platforms on the Road Ahead?

Mass transit vehicle platforms driving themselves may alter conventional urban transportation style. What forms could they take and how much money could they save the public while delivering increased performance over buses?
The flow of small and mid-size electronically powered platforms delivering passengers to urban locales points may become more of an on-demand, responsive and low-time loss structure replacing larger fossil fuel buses and even some dedicated rail lines.  One would expect increased responsiveness to social flow requisites with individuated electronic platforms driving themselves. Each ought to be wired into a governing transportation algorithm determining the quickest routes of the day.

Ad hoc allocation of vehicles to expedite service needs should be simple. The basic electric wheel-motor platform from four to 30 passengers should be inter-modal and able to drive on to dedicated wheel guide lanes for higher speeds of travel-even across the nation. Like railroad cars the various platforms should be able to electro-magnetically couple up into single units for longer-range travel on guide-paths. Maybe the next President will bring new ideas to the American mass transportation infrastructure. Probably  not though-It’s more likely to be the Chinese.

One would think that a better adaptation of public mass-transit needs would develop with individually inexpensive transit platforms able to fit into the general public transit flow with private self-driving electric platforms.