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Self-propelled cars are supposed to be much more safe than man-made ones. Even if the first robotic cars come onto the road in the next few years, most of us will probably still be able to drive for at least 15 or 20 years. Meanwhile, conventional cars will progressively take over certain aspect of motoring.
Since the 1990s, automakers have added semi-autonomous characteristics to cars, such as the automatic throttle, which uses sensor technology to adapt the vehicle's velocity to the amount of road ahead, and automatic parkings. In some cars, if a rider does not apply the brakes in good enough order to prevent a crash, the cars stop - or at least decelerate - if they do not, and in certain Mercedes-Benz 2017 cars, the rider can switch lanes just by pressing the indicator for two seconds (the rider takes good care off the rest).
In a few years, cars may be able to identify when an accident is likely and make adaptations to the movable cab seating, close the window and retract the steering-wheel. In the future, cars could follow in the footsteps of oversleptrivers - or drive to the side of the street and switch off automatic. Provided a vehicle has a sensor that can monitor a driver's breathing and pulse rates, it can switch to self-drive modes if a rider has a cardiac infarction or faints.
Whilst conventional vendors are gradually adding semi-autonomous functions, Tesla is taking a more aggresive stance. Every times a rider interferes, Tesla records the corrections in its own on-board computer system, which is spread across its entire vehicle population. Well, the whole point is that over the years, cars will drive better. At the moment, the function is only intended for use on privately owned properties, but Tesla is promising to conjure up a knight-rider spirit in the future:
Soon cars will be contributing to a common network of transport and route information via vehicle-to-vehicle communicationsystems. As well as improving road safety, these devices - which continuously transfer cars' position, speeds and other information - are likely to make drivers much more confident. Several cars will soon have built-in GPSs - they will appear in certain 2017 Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz cars - but there will also be instrument panel-mounted GPSs, similar to the initial GPSs.
As soon as cars become fully independent, they no longer have to take the shape they have for more than a hundred years. The Mercedes-Benz F 015 is a conceptual styling that turns the car into a "digital habitat". Or in other words, cars could be doubled as meeting rooms - and bosses could start demanding that individuals use their shuttles productive.
F 015's slim and attractive styling - it looks like a ball of silvery light - but the styling can be a thing of the past in future cars. Independent cars work best as fleet cars and not as personal belongings, because a self-propelled vehicle can be used even when not in use, and the technology firms that make it tend to market service rather than product.
In the meantime, existences could flourish if human beings are no longer afraid of a long journey to work. No matter how picturesque it may seem not to have to pay for a vehicle, nor to need to drive it, or parking it, there will be disadvantages. As soon as self-contained cars are everywhere, it could be considered too risky to leave human beings on the streets as walkers, cyclists or motorists.
Conventional methods of travel such as pedestrian crossing and special turning lanes could become outdated, and transits could evolve into a broken network of robots that no single person can control. What happened to the flying cars? Since Henry Ford introduced an early private plane to the market in 1926, flying cars have been part of our sci-fi dream - Ford's aviation department even tried to create a "Model T of the air".
Recent contestants are Skycar, a flying automobile model, and the Ehang 184, an independent electrical quad-copter presented at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas. By the time they get there, flying cars are likely to be worth at least several hundred thousand dollar. Most of us, however, will keep them a fantasy, though not a sci-fi one.