Uncategorized / 09.28.2013
The Cars of Tomorrow
Get ready for cars that drive themselves.
The car in your garage right now works pretty much the same way as the first Ford Model T that rolled off the line in Detroit. You get in, turn the key to fire up the combustion engine, put your foot on the pedal and go. You’re the captain and the navigator, and the car does as you direct.
Today’s cars, however, are a whole lot smarter, and tomorrow’s cars may even be able to think for themselves, meaning drivers of the future may be relegated to mere passengers while the vehicle captains itself.
Already in Israel, a fleet of about 10 vehicles patrol the border without anyone in the driver’s seat. Deployed in 2008, the vehicles take the place of some soldiers on the front lines and prevent them from coming face-to-face with potential gunfire or violence.