Self-driving cars have long figured heavily in science fiction and futurist movies and literature. For almost as long as the automobile has existed, futurist authors have dreamed of the day in which people will no longer have to involve themselves in mundanities of driving. This dream would usher in an era of unprecedented productivity, particularly for those who are bound to commute to their jobs long distances every day.
One of Arizona’s most prominent and successful entrepreneurs, Jason Hope, has recently begun blogging about the coming technologies of Internet of Things. Hope says that one of the areas that will most profoundly transform the way in which everyday Americans live their lives will be in the area of self-driving vehicles. Hope says that, far from being science fiction, driverless cars are already here today. Contrary to what many reports have stated, Hope says that driverless car technology is already completely viable. This includes the ability of cars to even drive on surface streets. Hope says that many people do not fully appreciate the extent to which driverless car technology has progressed over the last five to ten years. The only thing holding back driverless cars today, he says, is the legislative will to allow these vehicles to traverse the public highways.
Hope believes that, although it’s inevitable that these vehicles will eventually become ubiquitous on America’s highways and streets, it is still imperative that state legislators allow for the full legalization of these autonomous vehicles. Hope sees the increases in productivity possible through the use of driverless cars as being far greater than many people initially give credit.
For example, one of the great possibilities of driverless cars is not just the ability to remove the driver from the responsibilities of monitoring the ongoing progress of the drive, it is also the ability of computers to safely operate at operational envelopes that far exceed levels at which humans can safely function. For example, Hope believes that driverless cars will eventually be able to exceed 200 miles per hour on the highway. This would effectively put private-jet-like capabilities into the hands of everyday Americans, dramatically reducing travel times for everyone.
About Jason Hope: https://angel.co/jason-hope