roon wrote: ↑Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:09 pmLess overtaking may lead to reduced traffic. Some people tailgate and switch lanes frequently because it gives them the illusion of greater agency and control in a situation where they have little. They often only end up consuming more fuel and causing more traffic. I'm sure we've all seen people weaving through traffic, only to end up behind the same people they previously passed, or stopped at the same traffic signals.FrukostScones wrote: ↑Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:29 amthe problem is you can't overtake with an autonomous car. everything will be monitored. it will be like sitting in a train. no one can snake queues or gain an advantage... humans won't like that.
and then there is the moto bikers wreaking havoc on those "taxis".
so to make automous cars possible, selfdriving and moto bikes need to be banned... can we allow that?
The passengers in AVs will be absorbed by their screens, phones, or reading, sleeping, stargazing, meditating... I don't think they'll care too much about whether they're going 5% slower than they think they should be.
P.S. I'm calling it now: in-car yoga will be a thing within the next ten years.
I see VR as the big step. You sit in your car and the windows (screens) will shoe countryside, the shore line, or even beneath the water, the view from space, you name it. You could be in a lecture theater having a personal lecture tailored to your journey length.
Or, if you are a real swat, you could be in the same office chatting about the plans for the day with your oppo's