G'day all,I feel that driverless vehicle advocates are being wildly optimistic with the timeline for their introduction. Id say 15-20 years away at least rather than the 5-10 years that im seeing mentioned.Driverless vehicles now given the go ahead on NSW roads. Its only a few years until they start to make great inroads into our day to day lives. They will change the old ideas of fixed routes. Anyone can use a driverless vehicle in the way we now use UBER.A further comment
Will people value the travel time more if they are able to do other things on the train (e.g. work, or personal interest like reading or watching vids) compared to in the car where they have to hold onto the wheel?
You make it sound like driving is a bad thing. Driving in the country is one of the best things because there are no traffic jams and road speed limits tend to be 100+ km/h. Driving a car is much more fun then reading or watching vids.
It is my belief that the ambulance chasers (lawyers) will keep driver-less cars off the roads for the next 30 years at least. the legal implications of ownership, in control, usage etc. are light years away from being legally solved. Speak to your insurance company about being in a driver-less car in an accident with a normal driver car. Good luck.