Love your car? Get ready to say goodbye: Soon it will be obsolete. We’re moving far beyond cars we drive to cars that drive us. But it won’t stop there. In the next decade, cars will be highly cognitive, sophisticated mobility machines powered by AI. They will serve as drivers, navigators, and personal robots that assist us with everything we do.
Cars of the future will learn, understand, and be able to reason and make informed, data-driven decisions that correlate the reams of data they collect on us — their owners and riders — with data on transportation, traffic, other automobiles, and a whole range of other sources. Far from seeming like a novelty, these cars will become vital partners in our lives and jobs, a third hub as important as our homes and workspaces. They will be cognitively linked to our lives and needs — physically, mentally, and emotionally too.
Here’s a look at five ways they’re going to change our lives: [Read more…]