Elon Musk's Tesla: A Dream Car for a Driverless Future.
With cars being the most popular purchase in the United States, it is no surprise that companies are investing a lot of time and money into developing a car that drives itself. Now, Tesla has released a car that will take you from point A to B without you having to lift a finger!
In the future, we will have self-driving cars. However, this does not mean that humans won't be driving at all anymore. In fact, some people believe that this newfound freedom for drivers will make driving more enjoyable as drivers will be able to do other things while the car is on the road. Others worry about safety risks as they worry if people can really focus their attention on other tasks while behind the wheel. Regardless of your opinion on this debate, it is clear that self-driving cars are going to change a lot of things for drivers and passengers alike.
What are Self-Driving Cars?
Self-driving cars are vehicles that take you from point A to point B without any input or control from the driver. The need for a steering wheel, gas pedal, or brake pedal disappears.
The technology is still evolving and has plenty of hurdles before it becomes mainstream, but self-driving cars are coming.
Benefits of Self Driven Cars
There are many benefits to self-driving cars. Safety is one of the major ones. There are 2 million car accidents per year in the United States alone, which means there are 1.35 million people injured or killed. Self-driving cars have the potential to eliminate human error—the leading cause of car accidents—and save lives as well as money on insurance rates and hospital fees.
Another benefit is convenience for those who cannot drive themselves anymore because they are too old or have other disabilities. Maybe you have a physical disability so you can't drive yourself to work anymore? Or maybe you have Alzheimer's so you can't remember how to get places anymore? Self-driving cars will make your life easier by getting you where you need to go safely, reliably, and on time!
The Future of Driving
The future of driving is unclear. When it comes to self-driving cars, opinions are mixed about who will be driving and how safe the car will be.
Some people believe that this newfound freedom for drivers will make driving more enjoyable as drivers will be able to do other tasks while the car is on the road. Others think that it will make driving less safe because people could potentially lose focus behind the wheel.
Regardless of what your opinion is, it's clear that self-driving cars are going to change a lot of things for drivers and passengers alike. For example, insurance companies may have to come up with new policies to account for these new cars. Manufacturers may need to produce different kinds of models, including those with manual or automatic transmission options, in order to sell them at different price points. And passengers might feel safer if they can take their eyes off the road once in a while!
How to Prepare for the Future
The future is here. This past Tuesday, Elon Musk tweeted that the Tesla Model 3 had its first successful test drive without a driver! It's hard to believe that this is happening right now, but it's only the beginning of what's to come.
While some people are excited for what this means for their commute, others are concerned about safety and how these new cars will change suburban life. Some people are also apprehensive about whether or not this will make driving less enjoyable; many drivers enjoy the experience of driving themselves.
Regardless of your opinion on self-driving cars, one thing is for sure: They'll have a huge impact on society as we know it. If you want to be prepared for these changes, check out our blog post on how to prepare for the future of driving!
In the coming years, driverless cars will supplant human drivers and make transportation safer, cheaper and easier. So, what should you do?
Get ready for the driverless future. Start by learning about self-driving cars and what they mean for the future of driving.