Wouldn’t it be cool if you had your very own chauffeur? Sounds unlikely, right? Well, don’t be so sure. As I’ve written before (here and here), the future may be more affordable than you suspect. Scientists at Oxford University have recently developed a system which can be fitted onto your existing automobile and will convert [...]
Last month, I published my annual list of predictions for 2013 and although we are only three days into the new year my prediction that a leading retailer would begin to experiment with driverless vehicles appears close to happening. In this case, Navia, the creator of a driverless electric shuttle, has designed a vehicle capable [...]
Ford Motor Company has publicly predicted self-driving automobiles may be a possibility as early as 2017 and the Wall Street Journal has proclaimed such vehicles are “inevitable.” At the turn of the 20th Century, the original automobile heralded a new age of personal freedom and lead to “drive-thru” restaurants, motels, express delivery businesses, the creation [...]
The state of Nevada has issued its first driver’s license for a self-driven robotic vehicle to Google. The license plate is red and has a distinctive “infinity” symbol. It’ll take some time but the plates will start becoming more common.
An amazing three-minute video of a blind man using Google’s self-driving robotic car: With tens of millions of Baby-Boomers approaching their senior years, there is little doubt in my mind that self-driving cars will become big business by decade’s end.
Last year, in a survey of global CEO’s, it was said that creativity and innovative thinking would be the most critical skills of the future. As a futurist and business forecaster, I agree. It’s a cliche to say we need “to think outside the box” but I want to share with you just two ideas [...]