There are those who say that in 2020 we will be able to approach a dealer to buy a completely autonomous car. It seems to me an over-optimistic date, especially after Uber’s accident with one of his autonomous cars being tested. It seems that there is still a long way to go.
When you finally reach the degree of maturity necessary to ensure maximum safety for both drivers and pedestrians, some things will stop being as they have been. Things like the ones I mentioned below.
No more sulking with the driver on duty who has just rolled it. There will be no pikes of speed , in the roundabouts everyone will circulate as it should and no one will wait at the last minute to leave the highway. It will be much more relaxing.
To the above we can add something that I am looking forward to see someday. I mean, everybody circulates on the right. How much does it cost? It looks like it is. Fortunately, self- propelled cars will be programmed to use the remaining lanes only when you touch forward, something that will clear roads and freeways.
It’s a classic. With autonomous driving you will not have to look in your nasal cavities while the light is red. You can do it at any time, choosing the most intimate possible so that other drivers will not be scandalized with your search.
From what they say, if all the cars that circulate on the road are autonomous, for which there is still a lot, a network will be created to which all vehicles will be connected so that they never coincide in space and time. That means they will be able to change their speed depending on the distances so they never have to stop. In fact, they say that the traffic lights will disappear.
The DGT will stop launching awareness campaigns such as “if you drink, do not drive“. It will not make sense, because we can go party and do whatever we want without having to go home by taxi. Our car will take us as long as we are able to open the door and get it going.
From what I have just said, the police will stop performing blood alcohol checks to leave those who are touched in the gutter. That as long as the autonomous cars do not allow the driver to take control, something that should be so in the future so I have commented before the network to which all will connect.
Small parking space? As long as it fits, there will be no problem. An autonomous car can park anywhere and you will not have to worry about the maneuvers, something that already happens nowadays thanks to the technologies that have developed some manufacturers.
It is the great objective that is pursued. The autonomous driving would not make sense if behind there was something as big as being able to announce that there will be no victims on the roads again. There are those who applaud evolution because they hate to drive or tire fast, but the truth is that the industry is mobilizing to end a problem that leaves more than one million victims a year around the world. That’s a tremendous figure.