Self-driving cars will do people with a passion for cars that need to be driven a favour We’re all used to going out to the garage, jumping in our car and driving wherever we want. After that we might find it difficult to locate a parking spot or traffic might …
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Self-driving cars will do people with a passion for cars that need to be driven a favour
We’re all used to going out to the garage, jumping in our car and driving wherever we want. After that we might find it difficult to locate a parking spot or traffic might be very heavy so that we’re doing a lot of time-wasting stopping and starting, and so forth. This is just stuff that happens to us all when we drive.
But now we’re hearing more and more talk of self-driving cars. You just get and they can drive you wherever you want to go, chose the most traffic-free routes and even park. It’s not science fiction either even though it’s still difficult to believe that reality is just around the corner.
Let’s try to imagine that unavoidable future reality for a moment. What will remain of the cars of today? I personally am not convinced that either the Ferrari collectors who buy hugely valuable cars at auction or ordinary enthusiasts that just love to drive, will want to give up the pleasures of cars as we know them.
It’s refreshing to think that in a world in which everything will be computer-controlled and smooth-running, certain cars and people will still fuel the same passion that has given individual transport vehicles a unique allure since the start of the last century. Will cars become a hobby? Maybe. People who chose to drive will enjoy the same pleasures as a surfer or a skier, a motorbike rider or a runner. Clearly, certain marques and models will hold sway over others in that regard. But one thing of which we are certain is Ferrari will always top the wish lists of individuals who, like so many of us, will continue to view the car as the most beautiful human invention of all.