One of my favorite activities is getting behind the wheel of the car for a long road trip. I love the scenery, and on a beautiful sunny day only a walk on a beach in Maui is more beautiful.
However…we are at the dawn of cars that can drive themselves.
Most people still believe this is science fiction, and that we are at least 20 to 25 years away from fully autonomous vehicles.
The fact is, though, that we are less than a year away from fully autonomous vehicles being rolled out for people to ride in in 2019.
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4 thoughts on “Self-Driving Cars, 2019”
Imagine not having to wake up early for a trip so as to beat the traffic? Instead, you can be on the road resting at midnight, perhaps perfectly timed to grab breakfast at a Cracker Barrel or Golden Corral at 7AM. For commuters, this would be a huge improvement. Sitting in traffic is a waste of time and money, but if you could get into your “mobile office” at 8:30, you could not only dial in to a morning conference call, but also be right at the physical work location when it ended.
While driving now, I find myself listening to podcasts and interviews. But if I was sitting in a self-driving car, I’d get more reading done, which I currently have to find time to do instead.
Chris, I couldn’t agree with you more. The impact this breakthrough could have on our lives is huge. Imagine not having to drive to Costco and just ordering online and programming your car to drive there while an employee from Costco matches your license plate with your online order. They would then place your items in your trunk and your car would return home without you having to leave your house. Are you kidding me I would love that!