A very close friend bought a Porsche recently. He loves driving it and gets real pleasure and psychic kicks from flooring it safely and listening to the throaty growl. Driving is a pastime as much as a necessity yet according to this article driving as an activity could go the way of the dodo. The reason? Driving will be phased out by robotic cars.
Whilst this will solve drink driving, alleviate parking problems it will also have some deep consequences for the workplace:
1. Driving jobs will probably go with driving as a private activity. Many lower skills jobs around driving will simply go.
2. Car manufacturing will be revolutionised with no need to build in weighty driving equipment and electric and green power demand could go up.
3. Cities will be transformed with commuting by car back on the agenda with obvious demand for parking. Many workers who need to travel will be able to make longer journeys in super fast ad super safe cars.
Much uncertainty but it could spell the end of driving as an activity. It could make driving look like a heritage activity, almost as quaint as driving a horse and buggy, or as outdated as Jeremy Clarkson's dress sense.
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