Predicting the future with anything is often not worth trying. If you look back, how much has really changed over the past 10 years? The answer is pretty much everything. This includes the automotive world. Now we are using electric and hybrid cars more and more with many automobile manufactures going away from the "only gas powered market." This blog looks at where we might be turn to in the future. It covers everything regarding automotive repair as well as self-driving cars and what are the main positives and negatives moving into a world of the unknown.
Many people have their own opinion when it comes to self-driving cars. There are obvious advantages that come with that but also not everyone would feel safe in an environment when they have so little control. For those of you who commute, imagine been able to get 45 minutes extra work done. That time is priceless on your commute. Or even, an extra 45 minutes rest on your way into work. After your day is done you can completely “switch off” and maybe listen to your music after a long day at work. Instead of that dreaded traffic you can now lay back and relax and let the car take you home. Your very own personal chauffeur who takes you to and from everywhere you need to be.
Also, safety is a huge plus. There would be no reason to drink and drive. Texting and driving or driving while distracted would also become a thing of the past. A lot of accidents on our roads come because of manual error, and not through the fault of a vehicle.
With the advantages come the fears. At first, it would be uneasy for somebody to completely give control of the vehicle to a computer. But after a while, the technology will be seen as normal. Our kids and their kids will soon not know any different. They will be born with a computer driving them to wherever they need to go. Its scary, but I think its the future. Also, what happens when it comes to automotive repair on these self-driving cars? The technology will be so far advanced it will require only the best automotive technicians. The industry as a whole is already ran by technology and keeping up to date but this is nothing to what it will be a few years from now.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this. Are your kids ever going to need to learn how to drive? And if not, would you feel safe sending them out with technology controlling their fate. Its a debate that will rage on for many years to come but whether we like it or not, the future is going to happen.