Thought for the month

“You cannot have freedom without a rule of law ... and if you don't have it, what you tend to get is corruption and that is death to freedom, it's death to truth, it's death to honour, it's death to democracy.”

Margaret Thatcher, 1 October 1996.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Self-driving cars

My colleague John Grange was interested to follow a New Scientist tweet (bit.ly/bDay5A) to an article about Volvo's new technology initiative to move further down the road of self-driving cars. Whilst recognising the potential benefits of the new technologies following adaptive cruise control and semi-autonomous parking systems he wonders where this might all lead. I have a different perspective, partly reflecting my extensive utilization of public transport for the last 21 months, partly my new found enjoyment of cycling ... and also the fact that I never driven a Volvo!

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