Predictions For Driver-less Car are Overly Ambitious

Everyone is gearing up for the future they see in clips and short videos on the internet that promise of driver less cars being seen everywhere by the end of the decade. People are hoping that we are going to be there in no time and that you need only hop in the car with the driver-less technology and that the ills of traffic and everything of the sort will be solved by mere relation to the technology itself. Everyone is planing for this inevitability, everyone that is except those who are in the industry and know that it is a pipe dream to say the least. When they get here we assume that they’ll make the commutes of our day more efficent and allow us to get everyone everywhere they need to go without disrupting the day to day of anyone who needs to get there. They are believed to be a means to conserve resources boost our mobility for seniors and others who can’t and make accidents in the car a thing of the past. The Google Driver-less car is far from here.

“We’re looking at the broader urban effects—and urban opportunities—of this technology,” says Illinois Tech architect Marshall Brown, one of the team members in the Chicago school’s Driverless Cities Project. “It’s in the news a lot, but nobody’s been discussing what it will actually do to cities.”

The fact is, is that less than 10 percent of long range transportation plans for major US city planning is even considering the implications of this shift in autonomous cars on the existing infrastructure. What we do not consider when we think about the smart car of the future is that we are putting a target on the back of utopia, But when we do so we are considering cars in model of every and any car being shifted to autonomous cars in a single instance. However, this is going to be a long arduous process. We are long from implementing this in a single move. The problem with this is that although everything will be hunky dory with the implantation of the new technology, what we don’t consider is that the car and traffic in general is only as strong as its weakest link, if someone is texting at a stop light and no doesn’t go right when sdfthe light shifts it means very little to the fact that the car which is autonomous can respond more effectively.

Although its a beautiful idea that we are all going to use the time once spent of driving to do our hobbies and expand our minds, the reality is that this is a reality well off into the future. We need to acknowledge this and plan our infrastructure, in general. We are likely going to see the ramifications if we keep staying stag net assuming that we are going to do this in the near future because we do not have the means to do so. Simple as that, we are not going to have autonomous cars anytime soon, and if you do it won’t be that much better.

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