We cannot deny that the thoughts of roads filled with ‘self-drive’ cars is not something that fills our heart with joy! Driving is one of the fundamentally enjoyable aspects of life and we would very much like to see things continue this way. Would you feel safe knowing that you have no control of the car that you are sitting in? Us neither!
A recent story in the Daily Mail highlighted a quite disturbing plan that is being proposed in the USA.
Human drivers could soon be BANNED from the roads under this proposal
“Autonomous cars are just beginning to edge their way onto the roads, but soon, they could replace human drivers altogether. And in some areas, it could happen just five years from now.
Advocates for autonomous vehicles have proposed a shift toward ‘driver-free zones,’ starting by banning human motorists from car-pool lanes on a 150-mile stretch of Interstate 5 between Seattle and Vancouver.
Within a decade, researchers say self-driving cars could have full reign of these roads during peak hours.”
The good news is though that whilst many get behind the movement toward autonomous driving, others argue that that driverless cars come with risks as well.
These computer-based cars could break down, and may be inadequate in poor weather. Along with this, they might not understand human gestures.
What Would You Do Whilst In a ‘Driverless’ Car?
A recent poll asked a large number of people what they would do with the time whilst in a driverless car. The table below highlights the answers that we provided.
For more on this story, please visit the Daily Mail website by clicking on the following link – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3802760/Human-drivers-soon-BANNED-roads-Proposal-aims-areas-designated-self-driving-cars-five-years.html