The Future of Our Cars

would love for someone to do all my driving for me, but I’m not comfortable enough with the technology of today to let a computer do the driving.  I’m a horrible backseat driver, and I can only imagine the futility of arguing with a computer about driving too fast. Wired points out that by the decade’s end vehicles will be computerized to the point where they will be doing all the driving. BMW, Toyota, GM, and VW are only some of the automobile makers that are testing this technology.

Carnegie Mellon University is developing cars that can drive themselves and prove, with 100% certainty, that they will avoid other vehicles. They indicate that computer-controlled vehicles are more accurate than humans.

At some point in the future will I be relegated to sit in the passenger seat and allow for a computer to take the wheel?

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