Driverless cars are coming on to the force en masse. Uber recently announced that they were ordering as much as 24,000 autonomous cars to supplement their workforce. They ordered the cars from Volvo. Tesla also released its own driverless cars some time ago and is continuing its development.
Smart cars are a totally different piece of technology that will radically change the way the world works. When it is perfected and adopted, there will be a lot of changes in society.
Smart Up France presents two smart car implications that you should know about and prepare for.
With driverless cars, there is an expectation that when it becomes mainstream, there will be no need for people to own their own cars anymore.
Instead, transportation will become a service that will be capitalized on by big companies.
This is the expectation because there are just so many technical, monetary, and safety concerns that will be better handled by big transportation companies.
Ownership may become a thing of the past. It could become a specialized hobby reserved only for collectors and racers.
In addition to that, with driverless cars on the horizon, there may also be a need to do away with driver’s licenses. There would not be much need to procure a license if there is nothing to drive anymore.
With electric cars on the verge of overtaking the market, there is an interesting implication about the energy that the smart cars bring around.
Nowadays, the batteries of our cellular phones seldom run out. With the advent of power banks, people could charge on the go and never be out of battery.
With smart cars, this could also ring true. A smart car is a really large portable battery. These could be used at construction sites and replace power generators. It could also be used to provide power in areas that do not have any electricity.
If larger smart cars were made, might it even be possible to replace the current power line system that we have?
The possibilities of smart cars leads to innovative ideas that have exciting implications for societies. There are more technological implications of smart cars constantly being developed. It will be interesting to see what happens from now.