Re: Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
However, the idea of having a driverless car is one that I don't think I will ever reconcile myself with. Automated? Maybe, but never driverless. Not even Google (they are trying out driverless cars by the way) can predict everything and design a car that can handle all that so human intuition and instinct will always have an edge!
@sachinEE- It is interesting. I generally feel the same way, and yet Americans alone have about 11 million car accidents per year. Most drivers will be involved in multiple car accidents in their lifetime.
I am constantly amazed by the human brain and intuition. But the brain can only act on what it can see. Connected cars will be able to see farther down the road than a person. They'll be able to see what other cars are doing, sometimes before they start doing it. Self-driving cars will never eliminate accidents. Mechanical failures, environmental surprises (ice, nails on the road, etc), and software failures will still cause accidents.
But I'm guessing human intuition eventually gets beaten by extending the knowledge of the car beyond the point of human ability.