Stop wasting money on Public transport

We need to seriously stop wasting money on public transport and start investing in technology infrastructure to support smart driverless cars:

IT WILL be some years before cars are as smart as KITT, the talking, self-piloting car in the 1980s TV show “Knight Rider”. Several carmakers, and Google, are doing trials of self-driving cars, and Nevada has become the first American state to pass a law to regulate such trials on public roads.

Already, however, cars are increasingly coming with features that help drivers with steering and braking and, in some cases, overrule their human operators to prevent crashes. This week Ford’s chairman, Bill Ford, said carmakers needed to press ahead with autonomous vehicles. He is convinced that they will ease traffic jams. And the same sorts of automation that can squeeze more cars on to the roads can also cut accidents (themselves a big cause of congestion).

Volvo’s new V40 small hatchback essentially drives itself in busy traffic, maintaining a safe distance and keeping in lane without human intervention. The V40 also brakes automatically when it senses an imminent collision, as can Ford’s new B-Max minivan. Such features appeared on some pricey vehicles a few years ago, but are now arriving on much cheaper models. Nissan is working on software that anticipates a driver’s next move—for instance, adjusting the speed and position of the car going into a turn. This summer America’s traffic-safety agency will put 3,000 test cars on Michigan’s roads equipped with a variety of such “driver-assist” features.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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