Self-driving cars are not the future as we think

Self-driving cars are not the future as we think

In the past few years, tech giants like Ford, General Motors and Uber to launch self-driving cars with prototypes of different levels of artificial intelligence have told us that autonomous vehicles will become the future of mobility. We no longer have to drive personal vehicles that will be driven by computers and will take us anywhere we want to go at the lowest cost, even if the cars are without a driver, She also said that she would make "individual" transportation available to everyone.

Yes, this is what we expect and expect it to happen impatiently, but the truth is completely the opposite !

The truth is that autonomous vehicles will not dominate the streets of the future. Blind delusions of technology boosters are finally exposed due to their true dreams. Self-driving cars are not imminent, technology is not yet there. And while a real lie is being sold, it leaves some frustration, there’s no reliable data backing the notion that autonomous vehicles are safer than human drivers, and we’re still far from having the necessary data to derive such statistics. It’s possible that by ignoring the technology’s limitations, companies have placed autonomous vehicles in situations they weren’t equipped to handle, making them far more dangerous.

 we may discover that instead of the emancipatory “individualized” transportation we were promised, we entrench the worst aspects of automobility: longer commutes, more traffic jams...

We all agree that Computers have near-human intelligence. On individual tasks, such as playing Go or identifying some objects in a picture, they can outperform humans, but that skill does not generalize. Proponents of autonomous cars tend to see driving as more like Go Even with an appropriate set of guiding principles,  there are going to be a lot of perceptual challenges and That is beyond those solved by the developers, they will not work until cars are as smart as humans and this is almost impossible, In order to achieve this correctly, we will end up wanting our cars to be as smart as humans, in order to handle all evolving situations appropriately.

It is still believed that self-driving cars will one day replace human drivers. "Human leadership is likely to disappear in the lives of many people reading this." "But this will not happen in the blink of an eye".

But there are problems threatening self-driving cars that will be breached, Almost certainly self-driving cars will also be hacked. The question is whether this intrusion will suffice to delay or even stop the introduction of autonomous vehicles.

The enthusiasm of those who were once major backers of autonomous vehicles may have faded  ! 

Christian Wolmar, once-time self-driving car security specialist Tim McKee to put the problem. "Mackie believes there will be an important event that will get all players in the industry off track," he wrote. We have faced them in other areas of computing, such as big data breaches and security failures and this will happen with respect to autonomous cars. "Cars, even those that don't drive, have already proven vulnerable to hackers.

most major carmakers plan to offer increasing levels of autonomy, bit by bit. That’s GM’s play with the Cadillac Super Cruise. Daimler, Nissan, and Toyota are targeting the early 2020s for incremental autonomy.

Waymo’s leadership and Aurora’s Chris Urmson worry that disastrous scenarios lie down this path. A car that advertises itself as self-driving “should never require the person in the driver’s seat to drive. That hand back [from machine to human] is the hard part,” and“If you want to drive and enjoy driving, go have fun, do it. But if you don’t want to drive, it’s not okay for the car to say, ‘I really need you in this moment to do that."

Also Some of the industry’s biggest boosters are beginning to admit that the imagined future of autonomous tech relies on a level of artificial intelligence that could take decades to develop — and that will require pedestrians to significantly change their behavior.

It will definitely be a harsh development if self-driving cars save lives on the road but if the past few years of Internet history have taught us anything, any strong technology and community shaped like autonomous vehicles will definitely have unintended consequences. And skeptics may just have what they can be.

"If we leave the market and individual choice, the likely outcome is more cars, more driving and a slow transition to electric cars."

And finally, what if self-driving works, technically, but the system it creates only solve[s] the problem of live in a wealthy suburb but have a horrible car commute and don’t want to drive anymore  “Sprawl would continue to grow as people seek more affordable housing in the suburbs or the countryside since they’ll be able to work or sleep in the car on their commute,” the scenario unfolds. Public transportation could spiral downward as ride-hailing services take share from the common infrastructure.