Now that there are a handful of various autonomous vehicles out on the roads in full test mode, other aspects of the concept are emerging curbside to curiosity and excitement. The very idea of self-driving vehicles becoming a reality and perhaps even the new normal seems to be driving much emotion.
Is the world ready to embrace such futuristic technology? Because the autonomous vehicle is now a very stark reality, it would seem that it is inevitable for it to become permanently incorporated into society. It will certainly be a long way down the road before they become commonplace, which will give more time for people to adapt to the idea. In the beginnings, it was rather science fiction to imagine a vehicle capable of fully functioning without, you know, a human being behind the wheel. It generated anticipation and awe to think of such a thing, now feelings are a bit mixed as people struggle to come to terms with the fact that there are driverless cars on the roads now with legal permits. While many feel ok with the autonomous among us, many feel natural fear and concern.