Last week I wrote about my love of Uber given the fact their service may be diminished in London. All I can say is get your acts together guys and fix up soon…
Anyway, that got me thinking about the future of cars and how fast everything is progressing in terms of technology. Rare do you see cars these days (well in the UK anyway) that are boxy shaped and with wind down windows. Now we have cameras that help you park, fancy speakers and a whole ton of other things that enhance our driving experience. The days of a Flintstone car are long forgotten and here are a few features and products that may help all of our automobile experience in the future:
You’re probably thinking WHAT? But these have been in the media for a while as well as in production. TBH this probably represents a whole new era of lazy but in contrast a revolution of intuition. I guess there are pros and cons to driverless cars being implemented all over the world but they do eliminate the risk of humans making errors and they are only able to reach certain speeds. I could imagine these being really helpful for people who have mobility issues to get around town. I guess this would eliminate Uber too…
Good old cameras, you have them on your phone, your tablet, your smartwatches, you’ll probably even have them in your fridge next to find out when your milk is going off but you can now purchase them for your dashboard. Essentially, they help identify who is at fault which is great given the amount of fraudulent claims that arise daily. The only negative to these devices is that they are more for after the accident has occurred, rather than preventing an accident in the first place. I say it’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
I’m probably thinking long term with this one, but with the way things are going, will screens become obsolete? Will cars even need all of those knobs and buttons anymore? Imagine getting into a car where there steering wheel adapts to you, rather than you adapting to it? Imagine having a Siri type navigation and the car reacting to you? One can dream!
The importance is safety and to always remember that no matter how much technology may change and may help us, there are always risks involved with the operating of any vehicle. The best thing you can do is to take precautions, drive safely and don’t put others in danger. However, there will always be accidents and whilst you may able to minimize risks, they still happen. Approximately 100,000 occurred in the UK alone last year (eek) and they will continue to happen regardless, so if you’re ever caught up in one, Your Legal Friend is here to help.
Please note, this is a collaborative post.