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The automotive and tech industries are increasing their research in autonomous driving, but a truly driverless car remains years away.
Video Source: Network World
I can’t believe he wore those geek glasses. Its like he wore his Bork costume to work.
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Like they said in the video, these technologies are likely to be rolled out in bits and pieces rather than all at once. We’re not going to wake up one day and discover that fully autonomous cars are the standard. Instead, we’ll see self-braking cars, self-parking cars and so on become common long before fully autonomous cars do. That is the nature of technology, and it’s actually a good thing, as it makes new tech less jarring. By this means, we’ll know how far away fully autonomous cars are long before they actually arrive.
Right. And yet, I believe that there will be a “wake-up-and-it’s-here” feeling, something like the cellphone or color television. The reason is, once one person in a neighborhood or in a group of friends have one, then everyone will want one.
Here’s why I believe this: I live in NE Kansas. If I could get comfortable and sleep in such an accommodating vehicle, I could get in around 10:30 at night and arrive in Chicago early in the morning, or just a few hours later, in New Orleans! This is a life-transforming endeavor.
Interesting. Talk to me about “merging” between a dozen driverless cars that are in an “efficient” cue and my off-ramp is near. Driving a straight line, no problem. Parking in an empty parking lot, no problem. Just saying…
I think the driverless car will be much accomidating than the typical driver will be, simple turning ou your blinker indicating that you are needing to merge ofe will open a space for you to do so. Also, I’d imagince caravans of automated cars that are travelling at high speeds bumper to bumper would only happen in the far left lane and would not be an obsticle to exiting a freeway.
I cant wait, this tech will change the world in so many ways it will rival the impact the internet has had.
As in two years?
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