Driver-less cars are no longer a sci-fi dream. No you do not have to worry about finding a safe spot or driving low key around town with your date. Technology has penetrated several layers deep into your life, with you barely knowing it. It might not be what some people may have imagined driver-less cars should look like. The feature is not only limited to high end luxury brands and elitist people. It is an upgrade for all. At least, all willing to upgrade.
The self-driving automated car is expected to make payments for highway tolls, re-fuel itself and get an automated car wash at special stations offering the service, all without the owner worrying. How amazing is that?
People resist change for as long as they can. They doubt new tech until they learn how it works by using it extensively and also, in a way under pressure and force. It takes a lot of time to change to settle in everywhere. People freak out when they imagine a world with self driving cars, rest feel like they are trapped in a futuristic dystopia. But, it really is that easy.
Cars already exist that can do a great deal of this automation, however they may need more refinement and upgrading the underlying technology never hurts when its possible right. The cars need intuition, but that will come as the technology is tested and groomed.
These autonomous vehicles, work by using sophisticated machine learning algorithms that ensure safety and security of the car and also, its passengers. These algorithms go through millions of hours worth of user driving data and recognize patterns which are later used to make driving decisions.
What blockchain can contribute in this technological and social breakthrough is accessibility for all. By making this available to all blockchain technology makes this a mode and not an option. Also, then it means that all people may be targeted and a new wave of blockchain users will start from thereon. The effect will ripple into other industries easily.
Challenges that are currently faced by blockchain lie in organizing the data required for machine learning and enabling the Machine to Machine (M2M) payments for services that the Internet of Things (IoT) economy will enable for things like tolls, fuel payments, etc. So, this will take some time, it is being worked on, and while the Jetsons world is not far, this is slightly closer than that and a kick start to the future we like to picture ourselves into.
The beauty of technology is that once it comes it is impossible to imagine a life without it. Users forget how life was before the change. We are excited, what a world to be alive in. What a world must it be to be sitting back and enjoying with your drinks in one hand and smartphone in a car that precisely takes you where you would like.