There have been times when we step outside the shopping centre, the restaurant, the cinema and it is chucking down with rain or is very cold. My Wife says to me, “Can you fetch the car” or “Wouldn’t it be great if the car came to us?”
Well maybe that is about to become a reality?
We don’t have a Tesla though, I would love one, I think they look cool and no doubt are cool. The top model can do 300+ miles on one charge and has a pretty nice BHP….. but….
I would worry about the auto pilot to be honest. I like to be in control of things and have only really just about got used to the idea of cruise control in the last 2 cars I’ve owned. Can such things be trusted, can you just sit back, have a jolly whistle and grin to yourself as your car pulls up in front of you with a crowd of onlookers looking on in awe. You causally step in and take control of the car and roar off into the distance.
Except of course it has no engine and doesn’t roar like a V8….
The main issue or concern I have with driverless cars is that I worry about things going wrong. I would be waiting for my car to reach me and what if along the way it had totalled two cars, a shop and a dozen cyclists?
Cyclists tend to take stupid risks that the driverless car would not quite comprehend. After all my brain cannot understand cyclists at the best of times! Yet I do enjoy cycling myself but I do so responsibly – ahem!
Would the Police arrest me? Who would be guilty of the carnage? They could hardly arrest the car or maybe Elon Musk would be guilty on 1000 counts of reckless driving across the globe in the space of a month.
Ok maybe I am being far fetched?! Indeed I was just being a little bit imaginative just there but I think whilst this technology is indeed very exciting, with it comes great responsibility and that is what scares me a little!