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Why You Won't Need a Driver's License by 2040

Yasha Wallin

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently released predictions that self-driving cars will account for up to 75 percent of vehicles on the road by the year 2040. The organization went even further, forecasting how infrastructure, society and attitudes could change when self-driving cars become the norm around the middle of the century.

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  • Douglas SellersDouglas Sellers

    This can not happen quickly enough. 50,000 people a year die on the roads every year. This is also the REAL transportation alternative to planes. Spending 15 years building a train to san francisco will not get us an alternative to planes. Cars that drive themselves (and the subsequent banning of self driving cars) that go 200 mph+ are the alternative.

    All that being said, this is not going to be a technology problem to get solved. It is going to be a cultural problem. American's who love to drive their cars. American's afraid of giving up "control" even though the robots will be a 100x better at it that us. That is the reason it will take 40 years.

    I love this idea.