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Why are Self-driving Cars Something to Write Home About?

The idea of a self-driving car is not exactly new. It’s been around forever. All sorts of logistical problems would be solved by self-driving cars. First and foremost, you don’t have to drive while trying to get from point A to point B. This solves a lot of problems. At the very least, you could do work while you’re commuting to work. You could do all sorts of things while waiting for your car to drive you to your destination. This is especially useful if you’re traveling with small children, and you need to take care of your family or just enjoy your time with your family. Moreover, if you want to enjoy the view and truly soak up your road trip, why waste your time behind the wheel. Instead, feast your eyes on the sights. There’s a lot to be excited about self-driven cars.

At this point in time, we already have all the necessary ingredients to make self driven cars not just possible but actually practicable and feasible. First and foremost we have a complicated geographic mapping technology. We have radar technology. We obviously have GPS technology. More than that, we have enough processing power that can drive all the complicated and heavy calculations needed to safely navigate a car from one point to another. Of course, all sorts of safety concerns come to mind. The safety concern really is not if one computer-driven car interacts with another computer-driven car. The safety issue involves human error. In other words, if you are in a computer-driven car and your car comes across a car driven by human being, you really cannot predict how that human-powered car will respond to the computer-driven car.

There are, of course, a lot of Utopian ideas regarding this technology. there’s a lot of Utopian hopes. The biggest being that there would be less accidents. This is true. A lot of accidents are caused by drank drivers also drivers that are inexperienced or other mishaps caused by human error. The biggest economic impact of self driven cars is delivery. Millions of American depend on the transport service industry for their livelihoods. Once self-driven cars and trucks become the norm, where will all these people go? However, judging by past economic changes and disruptions caused by social networks, the Internet and computers, chances are, these people will find other jobs, interestingly enough, higher paying jobs.