While the notion of a self-driving car may have seemed like science-fiction as recently as a decade ago, it is now widely believed that autonomous automobiles will form the crux of our transportation systems by as early as 2040. While there are clearly still some very serious concerns associated with driver-less vehicles, such as how they would handle unforeseen variables like debris in the road or how to properly assess ethical dilemmas, it’s becoming increasingly hard to deny that the self-driving car future will be superior to our human error-ridden transportation infrastructure of today. Here are 9 reasons we can’t wait for the robot car future.
9. Speeding Tickets Will Be A Thing Of The Past
Given that a self-driving car will be programmed to obey traffic laws, speeding will be a thing of the past (don’t worry — speed limits are likely to be much higher given that these cars will be much safer at high speeds than if they were operated by a human). Of course, given that the concept of speeding will be eliminated, so too will speeding tickets and the need for traffic cops in general. The roads will basically police themselves and the big winner will be your wallet, not to mention your anxiety levels.