6/16/2016

Future of Transportation—Uber May Have Started it but will not Survive to See It

The future of transportation is in a critical flux.

It will go to smart vehicles but will that be mostly cars or mostly flying drones—both will exist for sure but which will be most used? 

 How will cars be owned? 

How will they be financed? 

How will they be insured? 

There are many questions about the future of transportation that are beyond the scope of this article. 

Here I will focus on guessing what will be the future trend for the smart cars and smart drones and touch upon an imagined #hyperloop I can up with.

Here are issues to consider:
  1. Will smart cars be skipped for smart drones for longer commutes? Technology disruption tends to jump over existing or emerging technology when it can and in this case, both smart cars and drones are here at the same time. Flying drones represent the idyllic future so well represented in movies and cartoons. The Jetson future is here if we want to adopt it. There is even a well-publicized company for the drones http://www.ehang.com/ehang184 and it is very viable to skip to drones as these drones can use existing infrastructure and can begin working as soon as they clear regulations which may even happen before smart cars. At least in the short-term it has huge advantages over the cars.
  2. Putting drone asides, there are still huge issues with smart cars which you can read about here https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-smart-ai-cars-create-great-problems-short-term-rey-tamayo but putting many of them aside how will cars feature in the future?
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