Anyway, back to the real world, it looks like we might start seeing and driving one of these autonomous cars ourselves in the coming years. We’ve all seen a number of documentaries on TV about driverless cars, but it all seemed years away from public distribution.
Whether we’ve noticed them or not, we’re already partially living the digitally-dependent driving era where many cars now come equipped with GPS systems, lane-departure warning systems, adaptive cruise control, and of course, cars that can park themselves.
Peering into the future, driverless cars do not look bad too bad really. Imagine sitting down and relaxing while going to and from work, no driving required! That said, petrol-heads (or wannabe petrol-heads like myself) probably won’t welcome the idea because…well, we like to drive and have complete control over our vehicles…
Check out the neat Infographic by DanielRosen.com. When will we start seeing driverless car ads on TV?
Image Credit: Fark, Discovery Brand
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- Nevada is getting serious about driverless cars (engadget.com)
- Google’s driverless car receives patent (ubergizmo.com)
- Nevada Developing Driverless Car Regulations (webpronews.com)
- Where Is Driverless Car Technology Now? (npr.org)
- Mapping the Road Ahead for Autonomous Cars (wired.com)
- Nevada Green-Lights Self-Driving Cars, Assigns Red Plates (thecarconnection.com)
- Five Reasons The Robo-Car Haters Are Wrong (wired.com)
- Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future Is Here (wired.com)