- Sep 24, 2012
Group of smart people claim 75% of vehicles will be autonomous by 2040
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers thinks it knows what kinds of cars we'll be driving in 2040, or, rather, what kinds of cars will be driving us.
That's right, folks. According to this panel of experts, by 2040 we'll be leaving our homes (in the sky) and settling comfortably into the recliners of our autonomous automobiles. May as well take a nap, eh? After all, there won't be any traffic lights to contend with, says IEEE. Think that's something? How about this little prediction, then: Not only may you not own a car in 2040, you may not even have to have a license. What is the world coming to?
"[IEEE members have] selected autonomous vehicles as the most promising form of intelligent transportation, anticipating that they will account for up to 75 percent of cars on the road by the year 2040."
More predictions can be found at IEEE's official website.