Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes that sometimes in the future, when it will be illegal for a regular person to drive a car.
Musk spoke at Nvidia’s 2015 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California, explaining that autonomous vehicles will be extremely safe. According to the Tesla CEO, motoring will become much safer when the driving process is not done by human hands.
“In the distant future, I think people may outlaw driving cars because it’s too dangerous,” said Musk, adding: “You can’t have a person driving a two-ton death machine.”
In spite of the efforts to make a safer car, some experts, like Frost & Sullivan Research Manager Praveen Narayanan, believe that it well take some time until an autonomous car will roam the highways of the world. There are plenty of people who love to drive, he said. “To eliminate the human will take a lot of time, because the user has to have confidence in the car driving itself completely on all roads, any time of the day, any weather condition”, Narayanan told TechNewsWorld.
It’s going to take a significant amount of time to wrench the wheels out of the hands of motorists, though, because there are plenty of people who are in love with the driving experience, suggested Frost & Sullivan Research Manager Praveen Narayanan.
Google and other designers are on the task of eliminating human error from driving, developing the self-driving technology, trust is an issue, noted Narayanan. Specific Volvo cars in Gothenburg, Sweden will be driving automatically, but this can only happen under perfect traffic condition, and the system can shut down because of a large number of reasons.
Mitch Wein, Novarica’s vice president of research and consulting, believes that automated cars will have a great impact on the insurance industry. According to Wein, insurances policies will transform from personal lines of coverage to commercial policies.
The shift is expected between year 2025 and 2030. Other experts believe it will take between 15 and 20 years to replace the current fleet of vehicles, which stands at roughly 2 billion.
Musk said that lawmakers will mandate new rules for regulating autonomous driving, after driver less cars will be proven to be safer than vehicle driven by people.
Today, only 1 percent of the cars in the world are driven by electric engines.
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