It’s a great idea, I’m all into things “techy”, but personally I think the day when we can just jump into a car sitting on the drive and just cruise up the road leaving everything up to the car is a long way off.
Can you imagine how much insurance premiums will be, even though the machines will probably be better at driving than humans !
What about driving tests, learner drivers, then there’s the infrastructure to allow driverless vehicles to find their way around.
Vehicle security these days is unfortunately a major issue, look how many terrorist attacks there has have been using vehicles.
Can you imagine the outcry if a driverless car was packed with explosives and programmed to drive into a city centre !
There would also be a huge amount of work to be done behind the scenes regarding the law & insurance ect before we could just go buy one of these cars and then just plod along without a care in the world.
At the moment some test models use satellite and others electronic sensors built into the roads, who’s going to pay to dig up all the roads around our towns and cities.
Most towns these days are going pedestrianised, so the last thing any council will pay out for is to dig up roads and lay sensors down when it could take years and years to see benefits.
Christ it’s hard enough to get Swansea council to repair a few pot holes !
Personally I think we’ll keep seeing this sort of technology growing, which is great, but it will be a long time before the everyday Mr & Mrs Bloggs can be whizzed around town in a driverless car whilst they read a book or have a nap on their way to the shops ect.
Great idea, but some way off I fear.
Sorry Anne for sounding like the Grinch.