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Sarina Hannon

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How do you imagine self driving cars will change the future?

Lets say this design will be (and will be seen as) a total success.
Lets assume safety will skyrocket.

I'm especially interested in the options freedom from crashes would allow for car design.

Couldn't cars communicate?

How about people? could driving become more socially connective if people were free from staring at the road?

I want to hear about social networking opportunities! :D

Add in anything you find interesting! :D Thanks!


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  • Apr 3 2011: I imagine that the car journey will become a personal transit lounge that we can ether work in or play in. This could be the same experience as sitting on a plane and watching the latest movie, while you travel towards your destination. The irony of playing on a driving game in the safety of your fully automatic car. Personally I would like a motorbike, that traveled at great speeds, in total safety from impact. All I would have to do is hang on! Maybe there is a compromise that gives the driver a sence of control, until it needs to take it back in case of emergency or general incompetence!

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