Driverless cars allow transportation and cities to be planned ina completely new and revolutionary way, since technology is infinitely better at driving cars than humans are. Science fiction? No, probably not. This debate has evolved from discussing whether we will have autonomous cars to when they will become a reality.
An autonomous car is controlled by an automatic driving system that does not need a physical driver. Most auto manufacturers are currently working intensely on projects in this field, and even companies like Google and Apple are in the race. “We are heading towards an era when autonomous cars will be the new norm,” says Kristian Palm, Head of Business Unit at Knowit, who is involved in the development of the new technology.