Driverless cars are here. Well, almost here. Scientists and philosophers have some experimental ideas that help us understand what this might mean for us
Driverless cars, according to Stanford Magazine, could number as high as 10 million by 2020. That means engineers, designers, and dreamers are hard at work. They’re exploring the strengths and the risks. They’re fine-tuning ethics and preparing for eventualities. And they’re doing a lot of driving. Or not-driving as needs be.
Stanford Magazine on self-driving technology
For an engaging and robust article on the topic of driverless cars, check out “In Two Years, There Could Be 10 Million Self-Driving Cars on the Roads,” by Melinda Sacks. Fian Arroyo provides witty and delightful illustrations:
Sack’s article invites questions: is this imminent technology exciting? Dangerous? Sustainable? With projections on fuel costs, parking adjustments, and what self-driving vehicles mean for our feelings of ownership and independence, give her a read!
Driverless cars and teaching our cars to think safety-first
Driverless cars and your donations
Many of our donors come to us having spent years considering donating a vehicle to charity. Some even donate their car, change their minds, and come back to us with the same vehicle a few months later. It’s hard to give up our faithful rides! Keep us in mind as we move closer and closer to the freedom of self-driving technology? Your charity of choice will thank you!