The employment picture is far more than just getting rid of driver jobs. There are many secondary jobs which will drastically change, or even be eliminated. For example, do we need all the small town hotels and rest stops when we can sleep in our car as it drives across the country?
I don see this ever happening...the possibility of lawsuits from software or hardware crashes resulting in car crashes, property damage and deaths will never let this industry get off the ground
I don’t think you will get that much sleep as the car veers trying to avoid hitting deer running across the road, or tore up tractor trailer tires bouncing and flying towards the car, or just thinking about the possibility.
What’s the point for a car to ride alone? Unless you can teach it to shop for you? I know I know I must be getting old but I sure don’t see why a car would just go around alone..hilarious.Can someone enlighten me please?
He didn't exactly lose his shirt on the truck ~ it made lots of money ~ but the snow blade just sat there in the garage year after year ~ then one day he made it all back!
The advent of the automated car will mean the conversion of most automobiles from expense items into potential investment opportunities just like dumptrucks ~ for one car up to large fleets of automobiles.
There's no sense having your car sit in the drive when it could be out on the road being rented out to travelers who don't have a place to park! There's no sense in buying such a vehicle if all you have to do is rent one for immediate use.
Google claims it can reduce the number of cars by 90%, since “a car sits unused some 95% of the time.”
While true, this is to a very considerable extent irrelevant. By the same token, office space could be reduced by 75% simply by optimizing its usage over a week.
But nobody wants to work the off-shifts necessary to make this work.
Similarly, not very many people want to do their shopping at 3 am.
Driverless robotic car? Hmmm... Great idea until the Local/state Police or DHS decide that they want to talk to you.
Dispatcher/monitor: Mr. X has gotten into a vehicle at 23rd and Elm.
Shift Supervisor: Do you have the Number for that vehicle?
Dispatcher/monitor: Yes Sir we do.
Shift Supervisor: Excellent! Procedure 7 then, bring him in.
It seems to me that sometimes these great ideas and inventions have very bad “Unintended Consequences” pre-loaded into them.
No damn way I want a driverless car!!!
Is this the cure for women drivers?
"Yes, we can finally feel safe having a computer take us to our destination"
"Wait - What's that on the console?...."
Or will it just cost trillions?
Suddenly one day your driverless car will lock the doors and deliver you to a re-education center to eliminate any right wing aggressions.
We already have such a device. It’s called a train. The train isn’t profitable due to gov’t intervention.