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Will Chauffeurs Be Driven Away?

Posted on June 27, 2012

By 2017, Ford's Active Park Assist system could fully evolve into a self-parking/driving vehicle, according to an article on Automobilemag.com. The automaker is working on Traffic Jam Assist, which would serve as a sort of auto-pilot while a driver is in traffic. It would control throttle, brakes, and steering to keep a car in its lane and gently slow it down or speed it up depending on traffic situations.

It makes you wonder if clients will want the luxury of mobile solitude, as a greeter ushers them into a pre-programmed luxury vehicle at the airport to take them to their destinations. If Predator Drones can hit their targets, why not a Lincoln MKT going from the airport to a hotel?

Article: Ford To The Future: A Taste Of Self-Driving, Self-Parking Cars To Come

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     | about 6 years ago

    Very interesting point. I don't think that's going to happen any time soon, if at all. Most people would not feel at ease if nobody is at the wheel.

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