Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Self-Driving Cars (Update)

A bit late, but here's an update on the self-driving car post from a few weeks ago.

Jennifer W sent in a link to Mcity, which is a program at the University of Michigan "leading the transformation to connected and automated vehicles." It's remarkable research, and they envision some things I never even thought of, like automated cars being part of a connected network, sending information to each other.

The site is a fantastic rabbit hole, as well as being extremely informative.

There are many people, and I'm going to say legislators in general (because they tend to be older and whiter than the general population), who are going to get caught with their pants down on this. It's much further along than they realize.

Something else I just realized: this is going to change the life of seniors in a major, major way. Even after they lose the ability to drive safely, they'll still be able to go wherever they want. That's a huge quality of life improvement.

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