Living in an urban area and planning to take your car out to another corner of town on an evening? What would the first that cross your mind?
Where do I Park my car!!!
Quite honestly that’s what many of us think while taking out car these days. The urban landscape has changed so much over the recent years that even the parking space provided by malls are flooding. Entering this scenario are two different, yet connected concepts which could change the way people look at transportation.
The recent surge in investment and interest in the area of autonomous cars are surely gathering momentum. Players like Tesla and Alphabet are not leaving any stones unturned in their quest to rule the autonomous car market. Alphabet recently hired Tesla’s former head of hardware engineering to lead Waymo’s initiatives. It wouldn’t far when fully automated cars ply the public roads.
On other side of the coin are the initiatives by Companies such as Uber promoting online taxi service that never quite rests, on other words require a parking lot. They ply 24×7,literally living on road. Their large fleet of cars allows them to attend customer call within minutes.
Now if we were to step back a bit and wonder why many depend on personal transport over public transport, there are many possibilities we could think of.
First, the ability to reach doorstep of your destination, and second, need for private space which public transport doesn’t provide. Taxis and services like Uber provide solution to the former, but falls short ever so slightly on the latter. The stranger in this scenario would be the driver himself.
This is where autonomous cars can join in provide you a completely personalized transportation service. In fact, Uber on its part has already started investing on autonomous cars.
May be people might still want to use their private cars, but it does open up possibilities of a tomorrow that relies on driver-less personalized public transportation that doesn’t require your to scratch your head over parking.