Driverless cars are appearing in headlines more and more frequently. The technology is certainly attractive, because it promises to deliver a much safer driving experience. Automatic systems can scan the environment and react to obstacles much faster than a human driver. Self driving cars would also be far more convenient, because the driver is no longer required to manage the vehicle.
The future is here. Last week, Google debuted its self-driving car in front of a host of journalists. Citing the fact that 33 thousand folks are killed on U.S. roads each year, Google expressed its optimism for a future where the autonomous vehicle keeps us all safer on the road. Skeptical about self-driving cars? Don’t be. First, consider the fact that Google’s self-driving cars have collectively logged over 700 thousand miles without being responsible for causing an accident. To be honest, they have been in a couple of accidents, but each one was determined to have been caused by human error, not machine error. It remains to be seen exactly when…
The automotive industry is an ever-changing one, with more powerful and breathtaking cars appearing every day, and while for a great deal of time the ultimate goal for the industry was to push the limits of mechanics and physics to the absolute limit, there is another segment that seems to have moved into the spotlight nowadays: technology.
If you're sitting at your office desk or driving a cab, just take some time to think whether a robot could do your job better than you? Unfortunately, the answer for you would probably be yes. The topic about whether or not machines or robots will do away with the requirement of human employment is not just an academic debate now.
It seems like every major manufacturer has been experimenting with self-driving technology that might, in time, render human drivers obsolete. As more and more cars are equipped with driver assistance systems, drivers are starting to feel that the more control is taken out of their hands, chipping away at the joy of being behind the wheel on the open road.
Can advanced technology revolutionize the way we drive cars? Absolutely! Luxury auto makers are already working on making vehicles look more like space ships; better yet, soon enough our cars will have the exact same functions as our tablets and smartphones. We can't stop the auto industry from advancing, and as long as the demand for high-tech increases, it's only natural for car brands to want to keep up.