Will Self-Driving Vehicles Erode America’s Love Affair With Cars?

Self-Driving cars are all the rage right now. Some people are skeptic of autonomous cars, but below we are giving you some of the advantages of using an AI vehicle and how their connectivity and technology works. Read the article below to find out more on some of the advantages and simplicity of AI.

Hold on, some assert, the gloomy forecast of the busted love affair might not be taking into account the full range of factors involved.

Cars will still be providing a sense of freedom and independence.

No matter whether a car is driven by a human or being driven by AI, you can still use the car for mobility purposes. Indeed, some argue that autonomous cars will supercharge our society in terms of mobility, spurring a widespread economic transformation by increasing mobility that has been otherwise suppressed or not viable before, including enabling the mobility marginalized to join into the realm of equal access to mobility.

Can’t we then love autonomous cars for their enhanced and expanded mobility, giving us all more freedom than before?

Furthermore, the AI of driverless cars will gradually get better and better at interacting with humans.

Today, we are used to the simplistic and stilted dialogue that you have with an Alexa or a Siri. In the future, driverless cars will presumably carry on interactively via Natural Language Process (NLP) with their passengers in a fluid manner, discussing with you where you want to go, and likely offering insider tips about local cultural sites to see if you are a tourist (I refer to this as Extra-Scenery Perception or ESP for driverless cars), or places to watch out for if you are new to town.

In addition, it is anticipated that the AI systems will personalize to you, the passenger. Each time you get into an autonomous car, the AI will know who you are, along with having your entire record of places you’ve gone to via driverless cars, and can “converse” with you about how you are doing, how’s work coming along, and seemingly know more about you than perhaps you own loved ones (I know this seems creepy, and perhaps it is, but it is akin to what ATM’s do today, though of course amplified).

The anthropomorphic aspects might become so powerful that people will not just love their cars, they’ll become addicted to their cars.

Here’s how. A driverless car can be used presumably 24×7 since there is always an AI driver ready and available to drive you. You can choose to move further away from work and merely have your autonomous car drive you several hours each way, perhaps getting some extra shuteye while in the driverless car. You can work while inside your car since you aren’t driving. Combine these aspects with the AI system human interaction as an added bonding, it could be that you might essentially live inside your driverless car.

That’s something that would uproot many of today’s discussions about people that are living in their cars.

The assumption need to be broken that all autonomous cars are going to be of the same shape, size, and exterior look.

There are pundits that say we won’t care about the outward appearance of our cars anymore since we will be riding whichever driverless car happens to be convenient at the time that you need a ride. In their theory, gradually all cars will morph toward being of the same exterior, bland, and the same size and shape, being large enough to accommodate a maximum number of paying ridesharing passengers per driving journey.

Some say that all cars, assuming that we have all driverless cars, will be no more than bubbles within which we will be transported. You’ll care about the interiors of the driverless cars since that’s what you’ll see and interact with, while the outside of the car will make no difference to you.

This is highly unlikely, although it is a thought-provoking point.

We’ll still have car sizes and shapes of all kinds, along with varying exterior looks, and that people will opt to choose which kind of autonomous car they prefer to go in. When you go online to seek an autonomous car for a ride, you’ll be able to specify the particulars of what kind of driverless car you want to use.

Admittedly, if you have to wait an additional twenty minutes to get to the grocery store, rather than taking whichever autonomous car happens to be nearer to you, it could be a factor in your selection, but we should still think we’ll have preferences overall about the look of the car we ride in.

Complete and original article published on Forbes.com

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