In 2 years’ time, connected cars are expected to completely transform transportation. Connected cars in their truest embodiment, will not simply be “IoT adapted to cars,” but will absolutely change our relationship with on road vehicles.
This major change in paradigm will turn cars into a continuation of our office, an extension of our home. They will no longer be vehicles that need someone at the wheel. Most likely, these cars will be self-driven (tests are already taking place on streets near you in the United States and the United Kingdom! ), putting into question whether driver’s licenses will become a thing of the past.
Self-driven cars will soon be the norm, maybe retaining the option to switch to manual. IF we consider that aspect, safety will be taken care of. At least safety of people within the cars. Indeed, pedestrians will remain, fortunately, human, and will “interact” with obstacles the same way they do now. Hence there are some projects envisioning future connected cars equipped with outside airbags.
Consider for a moment the period ahead of us; in the very near future, “traditional cars” will be on the road together with “connected cars”. In that case, certain traffic changes will have to be considered such as, for instance, special lanes for self-driven connected cars. Above all, society needs to wrap our heads around the fact that this is a change that is already happening. A major change in paradigm is ahead of us, we can only imagine how big…