Who Maintains A Driver-less Car?
In a recent Forbes blog, Peter Diamandis waxes rhapsodic about self-driving cars, which apparently command a huge number of time- and money saving no's, to wit:
- NO steering wheel, NO gas pedal, and NO brakes. It sounds a little like riding a trolley (though the latter are controlled by human conductors).
- No garages, no driveways, no parking: autonomous cars simply pick up and drop off passengers like taxis or buses, remaining in constant use. Minus private ownership, the need to store the vehicle vanishes like a sprinkling of rain on a sunny day.
- No new roads, less traffic. These sensor-driven cars are efficient in the extreme, so they can "pack" much more densely on the road without risk of accident.
- No mandatory car insurance: self-driving cars are engineered to avoid crashes.
- No ownership, just "on-demand" usage.