Thought for the month

“You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can't control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.”
Marcus Aurelius Antonius, Emperor and Stoic philosopher (121-180).

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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