Are driverless vehicles the future? I can’t see it happening, but I’ve been wrong about so many things, you’d better not take my word for it.
I saw my first driverless vehicle yesterday; a small bus being trialled in a quiet suburb. It was travelling at a walking pace down the road. It’s not going to get far at this speed.
Eventually it made its way back to its home — a shed not much bigger than it was. It reversed in perfectly, with only centimeters to spare on either side.
I can’t reverse in. I always park front in — I’ve tried reversing, but I can’t get the hang of it.
The problem with self-driving vehicles is, until drivers are completely obsolete, they will still have to take into consideration crazy drivers. No amount of smart technology can deal with that.
Written by Adrienne Beaumont: living and learning