Today, as you walk down the street- take a look around. What do you see? How many cars can you count? Keep this in mind because in ten years this scene may look completely different.
Thanks to technological innovations, it is predicted that within our lifetime we will see a drastic decrease in human operated cars on the road. As autonomous vehicles become more of a reality, the need for every person to own an automobile will soon dwindle down. By 2020, more than ten of the most well-known car manufacturers will be releasing their versions of self-driving automobiles. Companies such as Ford even announced their version of an autonomous car will come without a steering wheel or pedals!
Imagine how convenient; instead of owning a car, simply pulling out your phone and ordering a car to your house (very similar to Uber). However, this one is completely computer operated – eliminating the chance of human error when searching for your location. This method of transportation will also be much cheaper than Uber, for there will be no need to have a human driver in the car. Accidents will become sparser, traffic will die down due to less driver error, and people can become way more efficient by getting their work done in a car that is driving itself. This will eliminate drunken driving, car accidents, and accidents that occur due to falling asleep at the wheel.
These autonomous vehicles will have an impact on numerous industries. Insurance companies will begin to dissolve and be forced to lower their pricing. With fewer vehicles on the roads and the less likelihood of a crash due to the autonomous technology, insurance rates will naturally go down. Gas stations will be forced to begin adapting over to electric charging stations, fuel prices will drop. Auto mechanics and specialty shops will have to learn new methods of working on these “computers”. These are just some of the many impacts industries will experience once this technology becomes mainstream.
Innovation and technological advancements are what drive tomorrow’s world. Without the people behind these ideas, none of these advancements would be possible. It is everyday people, people like you who can have an idea that will change the world of tomorrow.
Do you have an idea for a product that will help change the way humans accomplish tasks in the 21st century? If so, we would love to hear it. Confidentially submit your idea today!
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