Wireless wheels

The Economist

“Connected cars”—which may eventually evolve into driverless cars but for the foreseeable future will still have a human at the wheel—can communicate wirelessly with each other and with traffic-management systems, avoid pedestrians and other vehicles and find open parking spots.

I have a hellish commute daily, which involves a 30-40 minutes in a traffic jam caused by stupid road planning and way too many cars going the same way. If my car could drive itself during that time, allowing me to do anything else, that would be a dream come true. I’d still waste time in the damn traffic jam, but maybe it wouldn’t bother me so much.


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