Bracing for driverless cars. It’s coming. Accept it.
The city of Toronto recently commissioned a massive report looking into how the expected influx of driverless cars over the next decade will impact the city.
And the results are kind of staggering.
It’s expected that traffic flow will dramatically improve and the city will wind up saving over 6 billion dollars annually. But how? How does that make any sense.
1. It will clear up congestion. Cause people’s perception of how driverless cars work is flawed. When you’re driving your biggest complaint is what that idiot next to you is doing. All of us do that, we look at the other drivers and shake our heads. Are they speeding up? Why? Are they slowing down for no reason? What’s going on!?
2. Also, driverless cars network. Think of them as a bunch of smart phones, they’re all connected to each other all the time. They move based on traffic conditions like a network. The DVP will actually flow. Accidents will be dramatically reduced, because once again, the cars won’t just roll into an intersection blindly, or inch out to look around the corner to see what’s coming, they’ll know.
3. Towing costs of illegally parked cars. How often do you have an appointment down town and the biggest pain is finding parking close by. What if your car just dropped you off and then it drove off to park on its own. Then when you needed a pick up you just texted it. That’s the future man. That’s coming.
Just think about how different cell phones were ten years ago, now think what’s gonna happen in the next ten years.