The buzz: Patience is a virtue…
They’ve been arriving since the 1930s. But when will one (or more) autonomous vehicles be in your garage?
It all depends on the roadblocks ahead.
Relatively easy issues: technology and standards tweaks, societal adoption, safety-proofing, benefits clarification.
The complex, costly challenge: existing infrastructures must be developed, modified and well-financed to support the technology of driverless vehicles.
Are you patient?
The experts speak.
Heather Ashton, IDC: “The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.).
Otto Schell, GM: “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward” (Soren Kierkegaard).
Larry Stolle, SAP: “The reality about transportation is that it is infrastructure oriented. If we are planning for what we have, we are behind the curve!” (Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation).
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