EP 393 Beyond the Driverless Car

We’ve all been told that we will no longer have our hands on the steering wheel much longer.  We will be replaced by artificial intelligence and the autonomous vehicle.  Anthony Townsend, author of ‘ Ghost Road’, suggests we slow down the hype about the imminence of that changeover and recognize that this technology may result in us moving more goods than people at the outset.  It’s not that driverless cars won’t be safer and more efficient, but it’s clear from the research that the majority of us remain skeptical and reluctant to join the driverless parade.  So how will the massive investment that tech and car companies are making on this future play out over the next twenty years?  Our guest plays out some very interesting scenarios on this podcast.