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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 6 2011: If cars were to be driving themselves, I think the first thing that would have to change would be the seating arrangements. Instead of 5 seats in one direction, try 6 seats facing a table in the middle. This would allow more family face-time and much more conformability.

    Roadways would have to change too, I believe. They’re designed in a way that allows everyone to logically travel together. In such a scenario, we would no longer be concerned with judgment of the individuals, but quick access on the roadway.

    I had an idea concerning car-to-car communication.

    What if there was some sort of holographic sign above every car (almost like a portable "twitter" status), which gave more insight on mood of the driver, or urgency of their situation. For example "Medical emergency", "In labor", "New driver", "Road rage", "In a hurry"

    I don't know too much about such a technology, but I know that a little more communication than flipping the bird would create happier traffic.

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