The Ultimate Goal Of Self-Driving Cars
I was just thinking about self-driving cars and it got me thinking about how much data these cars are going to consume and make available to whoever owns access rights.
These cars will be scanning every single inch of every road that they are driving on, in real-time, every single millisecond of the day.
Thin about this: forget Google maps via Satellite or Google Street Views that both update every few months. Thing about being able to see real-time information, 3D maps of both roads and what’s on those roads.
We are already subject to location data and travel data today (via your cell phone) so I won’t give that to Self-Driving Cars. But there’s also this hidden benefit, especially for Google, who is the biggest advocate for SDCs; more free time to surf the internet.
What do you think you’re going to do with the extra 30 to 120 minutes of free time you just got yourself every day? You think you’re going to talk to the people in your car? Nope. You’re going to pull out your smartphone or tablet or use the car’s unit to surf the net, watch shows or listen to podcasts. Maybe even read a kindle.
That’s the future that Google is pushing with their Self-Driving Car.
We get more safety & more leisure and they get more information and more profits. It’s probably a pretty good win-win for all.
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Solar panel roads are a good idea if you think that cars and transportation will forever be stuck in the 2000s.
The problem with solar panel roads is that it forgets to take into consideration the one very big and obvious change that’s taking place today: Autonomous Cars.
In a world where people drive themselves and need to keep a distance between their surrounding cars and themselves, there will always be large areas of road that are uncovered and capable of absorbing and processing sunlight.
However, in the world of the autonomous car, vehicles will drive side-by-side and in a train-like orientation, leaving no real open road space. That’s like building a solar panel group under a group of closely packed, large trees.
Now if you wanted to build a solar panel canopy over all of the roads, that would be a great idea!