The vehicles are probably going to be ordinary by 2030, said Simon Tricker, of "savvy urban areas" expert UrbanTide, which utilizes innovation and information to enhance city arranging.
"Scottish neighborhood powers are as of now contemplating what city boulevards will look like in 10 years' opportunity - and the answers are truly bewildering," he said.
"Self-driving autos won't require parking spots in urban communities - they're probably going to be leased instead of possessed and will simply take off and steal away their next excursion in the wake of dropping travelers off. Numerous auto parking spots which we now underestimate will just get to be distinctly outdated.
"The pace at which electric vehicle innovation is creating means they're likewise prone to be electric, so will deliver zero outflows as they're driven.
"Brought together with an opening up of the information which will empower new administrations to interface with holding up travelers, we're probably going to see an immense move in how our urban areas look and how transport is overseen."
Mr Tricker was talking in front of Scottish Renewables first low-carbon urban areas gathering, which will be held in Edinburgh in February.
Different speakers incorporate Asa Karlsson Bjorkmarker, appointee chairman of Vaxjo, Sweden, who will talk about her encounters driving 'Europe's greenest city', James Alexander, of C40, a system of the world's urban communities focused on tending to environmental change, and Professor Jill Anable, of the University of Leeds.
Rachelle Money, executive of interchanges at Scottish Renewables, said: "With the heft of Scotland's influence now originating from renewable vitality and another Scottish Climate Change Bill in the offing, Scotland keeps on driving the path in building a low-carbon economy.
"Scottish Renewables' first since forever low-carbon urban communities gathering investigates the numerous open doors for Scotland's urban communities to grasp the move to a practical, perfect, green economy, lessening vitality costs and handling fuel neediness, while drawing in low-carbon speculation and occupations, and building our enterprises without bounds.
"Urban areas crosswise over Scotland are now progressing with momentous ventures to decarbonise their vitality supplies, and this gathering will share the encounters of some of those activities.
"However, there's still far to go in the event that we are to meet our aspiring targets and accomplish the objective of cutting carbon at the most reduced cost, so we'll take a gander at the developing thoughts over the era, stockpiling, dispersion and utilization of vitality which will change our urban ranges into keen urban communities for the people to come."