How Autonomous Driving will transform the way we Commute

How Autonomous Driving will transform the way we Commute - in the future

An article by Andrew J.Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor at the Ross School of Business and the education Director at Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan, raised some interesting indications of what will happen in the transportation industry after the auto motors vehicles launched for public use. It is undoubtedly not only will change how we Commute but the change will also economic, political and cultural.

To begin with, there are two hypotheses that we must do. The first is that there is an improvement of the storage battery technology that is practical enough to be implemented on electric cars in the world. It currently produces about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 which promises a range of 0 miles on a single charge at a cost of $ 30,000 after rebates. Second, the self driving technology will mature and will be implemented in vehicles worldwide. It's really hard to imagine given the amount of research and development that are seen in this area by some of the major automakers and technology companies such as Google and Tesla.

With all these assumptions take place, it will transform our personal car in personal mobility. This means that rather than relying on human pilot, we can use our smartphone or tablet to call our car to pick us up and get us to our destination. We also have done our work on the road. In addition to this, it will be shared which means that we do not own the vehicle and after all request we asked them to do, we will return the vehicle to other people to use. This way we do not have to worry about finding parking and it will save us time and cost.

It is expected that the car driving will be safer that according to studies, most road accidents occur because human driver was distracted doing something else rather than focus on the road. We can also reduce the road accident caused by the scenarios of drunk drivers. It is also expected that there will be less theft. However, if it were to happen, we can trace stolen vehicles through the network we can assume that all self driving cars will be connected which means that if a vehicle learns something, it will be shared to all vehicles in the network.

There are also disadvantages of using self driving electric vehicles. The downside is that people still choose to drive without using the driverless technology will pay more for insurance than the risk is higher. We can also hope that the road speed limits will be increased as human error is removed from the equation. It is also a problem for people who like to drive as with driverless technology, this means that driving enjoyment is also removed from the equation.

Driverless electric car will also change the road infrastructure. We can expect that there will be fewer parking spaces and parking garages on many urban roads and houses. In addition to the neighborhood gas stations will be replaced with charging stations and numerous enterprise mobility providers will be expected to build their own. This could mean that we are no longer in need of oil and it could cause problems for oil producers.

Driverless electric cars could also mean that some jobs will be replaced by new jobs. It could spell the end of the taxi drivers, gas station owners and mechanics, as well as long-haul truckers. On top of that, he could say that people take jobs that distance is farther from their home? If this is the case, then it will be great that the unemployment rate could be lowered as the distance may no longer be a problem. Engineers or call a customer center operator could be in demand in the future. Engineers are required to fix the broken part of the self-driving electric cars as if there is a problem when the load of vehicles, owners might need to call the operator to be repaired .

On the positive side, driverless electric car contribute to a greener environment that electric cars will produce less gas than gasoline cars. Having said all that, there are still challenges in terms of protocols and rules that must be resolved before all these can be turned into a reality.

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