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We Will No Longer Be Driving Cars In 20 Years!

The General Motors Ex-VC reckons we're in changing times!

2y ago

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For hundreds of years, the horse was one of the most reliable modes of transport for getting us from A to B. The first automobile was credited to Karl Benz in 1885, and from that, it transformed how we travel. For the next 132 years to the present day, cars have been the most common method of transport for people.

The Benz Patent Motor Car - unveiled in 1885

The Benz Patent Motor Car - unveiled in 1885

Bob Lutz is the former Vice Chairman of General Motors, and has held senior executive positions with Ford, Chrysler, BMW and Opel. The former VC states that we are in times of change once again with the automotive industry, stating that within 20 years, we will no longer be driving cars.

Instead, the former VC states that we will have access to fully autonomous vehicles, which can be called upon, enter your destination and off you go. These autonomous vehicles will be owned by firms such as Uber, amongst other firms, who you will pay a fee to for your journey once complete.

Bob Lutz is ex Vice Chairman of General Motors, and his prediction for the future of automobiles is grim

Bob Lutz is ex Vice Chairman of General Motors, and his prediction for the future of automobiles is grim

The use of autonomous vehicles will enable cars to travel faster on motorways, travelling from between 150MPH and 200MPH. The former Vice Chairman puts this down to there being no human error in the autonomous vehicles. He goes onto state that in most countries, human errors account for the majority of reasons for accidents.

As autonomous vehicles become more popular, the market will start to shift, and, according to Mr. Lutz, once 20-30% of the market has switched to fully autonomous vehicles, there will be a change in legislation to persuade the rest of the population.

What do you think of Bob Lutz hypothesis? Do you think autonomous vehicles are the future for automobiles?

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Comments (36)

  • I will never ever give off my steering wheel

      2 years ago
  • Glad I am getting old , I have petrol in my veins! They sais that we all would have flying cars by now, that hasn't happened so will this?

      2 years ago
    • I can't speak for the drivers in your area, but here a sizable percentage of drivers can barely handle the concept of left and right without binning their Camry or Audi. I hate to think of the potential carnage if you added the "up" and "Down"...

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        2 years ago
  • That’s cool, I’ll keep the cars I already own and drive myself thank you.

      2 years ago
  • The autonomous car will eliminate driving in exactly the same way that artificial insemination eliminated having sex

      2 years ago
  • So he is predicting the end of personal car ownership, for all but the elite, is this pretty much like having Turkeys vote for Christmas?

    What we seem to lose track of here is that the future is up to us, not the governments, not the car companies, but we the people. This inexorable push towards self driving vehicles only exists because we are accepting of it. Why should we hand over our keys?

    I've railed against this before (drivetribe.com/p/driving-aids-good-or-bad-SjUgq-6STv2Qi8tTcmOK-Q?iid=XX3mN6tATBitVhqmLNJI2Q) and the future is only inevitable if we let it be that way. The internal combustion engine is on the way out, driving shouldn't be. We wouldn't accept a ban on horse riding, or running, or cycling, even though there are more efficient ways to travel, why should we accept that its better for us to be ferried around pods owned by large multinationals? Since when did it become all about the destination and not about the journey?

      2 years ago
    • Yeah you say the future is up to us? I remember the first electric vehicle chevrolet sold in the 90's, and I remember how the US government tracked every car down and crushed them. Our governments around the world are joining together to fight ...

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