How Driverless Cars Will Work

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Author's Note: How Driverless Cars Will Work

This is the kind of article that feels like the information and technology are moving faster than my fingers can type. Even though I'm on top of automotive technology -- or I fancy myself to be, anyway -- I was surprised to learn that a BMW available about five minutes from now already drives itself at low speeds. Granted, it can't fly solo, but it's close. The fact that the competition is so seemingly fierce already made me wonder why we care about self-driving cars. I came to the conclusion that it's not because we're too lazy to drive the things ourselves; it's because we're too busy. There are a million things we'd rather be doing than driving a car, like watching a movie. Or taking pictures of the landscape as we pass. Or sleeping. Or calling our moms. Driving isn't the key to freedom that it used to be. Bandwidth is.

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