The world of driving will change significantly when driverless cars become fully operational. Soon, you will see a car negotiating a curve with little or no help from the owner. Toyota, Google, BMW, Mercedes and many other leading car manufacturers have all set dates their anonymous cars will be ready. Driverless cars are here and there is no going back as the car industry keeps improving it for better performance. Very soon Volvo will start recruiting people to commute to work in driverless cars. These cars use fixed sensors to communicate and will be self-powered.
In line with this, Innovation Village shares five things you should know about driverless cars.
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The recklessness of a human driver will automatically be immolated as everything about the driverless car is modulated and regulated. There will be nothing like the car being too slow or too fast. The driverless car will move at a moderate speed thus drastically cutting accidents on the road. Many lives have been lost to road accidents. In fact, a whole city has been built in Michigan called M city for only Driverless cars. It will possible for the cars to communicate without any interference. Perhaps, governments should start planning for the arrival of driverless cars. Just saying.
You can only imagine the stress of driving in a cosmopolitan city like Lagos. It can be painstaking, frustrating and demanding. It is either you are swerving to avoid a carefree bus driver or shouting with gusto at a someone who nonchalantly park his car in the middle of the road to buy something. The notorious traffic cannot be ignored. All these driving stress will be withdrawn by driverless. You can relax and even do other things while your driverless car takes you to your destination. It will be a huge relief for many road users.
It will not come cheap
Anonymous cars will soon flood the nooks and crannies of the globe. However, before that, only those who can afford it will dare to purchase one because it will be on the high side. The developers are investing a substantial amount in the technology. However, the price is expected to nosedive as competition will drive the price down thus, making it affordable to all.