The case for getting self-driving cars out there, right now.
Apparently there’s still people who fear the day our roads are full of self-driving automobiles, so I thought I’d make this a bit clearer than it may currently be to “non-techies”. It may seem a bit strange now, but Tesla Motors and friends are making huge strides towards building the future. Why would you want to say “stop, no more progress”? “It’s scary” doesn’t make a very good argument. The mix of human and machine drivers on the road may be a tad risky, but we’ll solve that as soon as everyone goes automatic, if not sooner.
Maybe you just think it’s too crazy to work well, that it’s impossible. Let me tell you, modern technology does certainly have the ability to connect all cars and have them cooperate towards a safer and more efficient road. It’s not black magic: computers have come a long way, and it’s not like you need to get all cars to talk simultaneously, just look at the ones in a small radius.
The technology is here, so why would we not want to move forward? Roads will be infinitely more safe with only digital drivers. It’ll eliminate the two causes of car accidents: human error and the unpredictability of it. Merging traffic flows would go effortlessly, at the crossroads we could elegantly take turns– and up the speed while doing so!
Auto enthusiast will surely still want to drive, but build them separate roads for that. This is the next step in transportation, and it’s going to be glorious. Not to mention most all of them are electric cars, so our children will live to enjoy them, too!
Change can be good.