The future is coming upon us as a giant snowball. And while at times it might be challenging to adapt to the new reality, it is an absolute necessity, especially, if you are coming from the tech world.
The breaking news are that California’s DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) announced this past week that carmakers can now test fully driverless vehicles on state roads. And by fully driverless they meant that there will be no human behind the wheel.
Since 2014, CA let 50 autonomous vehicle manufacturing companies test their self-driving cars with a person behind the wheel. But driverless testing- that’s a whole new thing.
California’s DMV director, Jean Shiomoto, asserted: “Safety is our top concern, and we are ready to begin working with manufacturers that are prepared to test fully driverless vehicles in California.”
According to Mrs. Shiomoto, self-driving vehicles are expected to greatly reduce the number of injuries and accidents on the road.
Following Mrs. Shiomoto’s decision, just by a matter of days, Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey signed an executive order allowing self-driving cars to operate without a safety driver behind the wheel as long as they abide by all federal and state safety standards.
According to mobility market report, published by BNEF, 21 out of 50 states have passed legislation on autonomous vehicle (AV), and 19 of these states authorized testing of self-driving vehicles on state roads. 60 cities around the world are implementing pilot testing programs for Autonomous Vehicle.
And these are just a few examples of how robotics, AV’s and self-driving vehicles are taking over the old practices.
About the same time that California and Arizona self-driving car war flared up, Ford decided to Partner up with Domino’s to bring its robot taxis and self-driving pizza delivery cars to Miami, FL.
But when it comes to innovations, Gett is not an exception either.