Don’t Drive / the Sports Car

Long distance driving is a stressful activity for the human body. It is simply not made to be in a static position for longer periods. Every car producing company tries to improve this situation by providing better seats, better suspension, and other comfort enhancing facilities. So far, these focus on softening the pain, but leave the fundamental issue untouched: the lack of active movement.

Toyota believes, that with the introduction of self- driving cars, a fundamental change is possible. And Google has convinced the world that creating such a car is no longer science fiction. Other traditional automobile makers and suppliers of sensor-based solutions have developed new lines of self-driving technologies. In the mean time, a number of organizations, including automotive and high-tech companies have been focused on the potential for using connected-vehicle communication technologies for collision avoidance and traffic management. More research and development is focusing on the convergence of sensor-based technologies and connected-vehicle communications to enable truly autonomous vehicles. Convergence will bring enhanced mobility and safety and reduced environmental impacts [1]. All these developments make that these self–driving cars are about to become available for people like you and me.