Is it possible that in less 30 years the majority of drivers won’t even need a driver’s license? Possibly, according to a yesterday’s post in WIRED’s Autopia blog, which offered predictions from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, that states most cars on the road will operate autonomously by 2040. A fully automated transportation infrastructure could eliminate the need for traffic lights and signs and, perhaps to the relief of many, ending trips to the DMV for a driver’s license.
Self-driving cars will also make it easier for individuals like Steve Mahan to get from place to place.
Google’s Sebastian Thrun answered questions at this year’s WIRED Business Conference about how safe self-automated cars have to be before they are put into widespread use.