Driverless drive is appealing concept
The future is here! Well, almost.
I was thrilled to read about driverless cars being tested on public roads. Google co-founder Sergey Brin said he could “count on one hand the number of years before people can experience this.”
He noted driverless cars would mean less accidents, as most are caused by human error, and less traffic, as cars could be shared by dropping someone off and then picking up someone else.
Those who can't drive now will be able to use cars: the blind, people too young to drive and even those who have had too much to drink.
Google has already logged over 300,000 miles in its cars without an accident. The cars are powered and controlled using sensors, location tracking and on-board computers.
Reports note that some autonomous driving functions are already used, such as guided parking and adaptive cruise control.
I can't wait because driving bores me, especially on long trips. I would rather be reading or napping during those long hours on the road.