All about Self-driving Cars
Since even before the DeLorean in Back to the Future showed a flying car cruising through time and space, driverless cars have captured our imagination. Today the technology for self-driving vehicles is advancing every day but the idea of driverless cars still creates controversy and debate. Are self-driving cars safe? What are the pros and cons of self-driving vehicles? When will self-driving cars be available?
Supporters point to the fact that autonomous car technology is now a part of just about every new car on the road – from adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist to sensors that help park the car for you. They argue that most accidents are caused by human error and that autonomous vehicles can help with traffic flow and relieve urban congestion. And driverless vehicles could revolutionize industries like shipping, grocery delivery, and how you get a package direct to your door.
Critics ask, “Can a self-driving car get hacked?” and worry about robot cars causing havoc on the streets. They fear that cars permanently set on autopilot without human oversight (or with just a little bit of voice interaction) pose a threat to safety and well-being. And what about the thrill of driving? Generations of car enthusiasts are used to hitting the road for a date with a tight turn and an open straightaway. Will driving become a lost art?
One thing is clear: whether you call them autonomous vehicles, driverless cars or self-driving vehicles, these transportation marvels are part of our present and a peek into our future. Ride.Tech keeps you up to date on the debate, the innovations and the changes in attitude that make self-driving cars, electric cars and hybrids a reality for people across the mobility landscape.