One of the big problems we have to deal with as we prepare for the next generation of car drivers that passengers are no longer burdened with the steering wheel and pedals will spend time on the road. Canadian auto automated expert Barrie Kirk has an idea.
“My prediction is that, after the computer run there will be much more sex in cars,” CBC said.
It is probably wrong. Nearly 20 percent of Americans say they have had sex in the road and were in the car that requires real driving. But even when that responsibility is removed, Kirk says, hitting the front seat is a bad idea. It is “one of the few things that people do, and that will prevent your ability to respond quickly when the computer says to man.”
The Canadian government is consulting with experts to help regulate driverless cars and these experts warn that people tend to overestimate the ability of automation.
This will be particularly problematic in the transition phase between cars today and those who are truly autonomous. Cars that provide some level of automation still require human attention and if you are too busy busy pace when necessary, can make a lot of hairy situations.
That said, if I had to choose a way, this is not the worst.