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Will humans still drive? An analysis

Driving for pleasure: will it become obsolete? (Photo: Fotolia / oneinchpunch)

“It’s simple arithmetic. We’re going to go deep into the century before we give up driving. And that’s, if we ever do,” argues Autoline journalist John McElroy in his video analysis.

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“It’s simple arithmetic. We’re going to go deep into the century before we give up driving. And that’s, if we ever do,” argues Autoline journalist John McElroy in his video analysis.

About our expert:

John McElroy is the host of “Autoline Daily” the first industry webcast of industry news and analysis. He is also the host of the television program “Autoline This Week,” a weekly half-hour discussion program featuring top automotive executives and journalists. The show can be seen online at www.autoline.tv. McElroy also broadcasts five radio segments daily on WWJ Newsradio 950, the CBS affiliate in Detroit. He writes a weekly blog for Autoblog.com and a monthly op-ed article for Ward’s AutoWorld.

McElroy has appeared as an automotive expert on ABC World News Tonight, CBS News, and NBC Nightly News. He is often interviewed by CNN, NPR, and CBC in Canada. He is frequently asked to speak to automakers, suppliers and industry organizations. He is a member of the jury of the North American Car and Truck of the Year.

Comments (2)

Dummy User
AlertAlan
at 09.03.2017 09:20:36

Role of Driver Training

As a driving instructor, I have been following the subject of autonomous vehicles closely. John McElroy makes some very astute points about what we can realistically expect in [Show more...]this field, and when. I would like to see articles concerning educating drivers about their responsibility in the event that they need to take back control. Right now it's all about the technology, but the human component still needs to be addressed. [Show less...]
Dummy User
2025AD_Team
at 10.03.2017 15:00:03

The Human Factor: More research needs to be done...

Hi Alan, you raise a very important point! Handing over the driving task from the car back to the human driver is a hotly debated issue - because [Show more...]some researchers fear that humans may gradually "forget" how to drive properly. Scientists refer to this phenomenon as the "complacency effect".

Here is another good article that clarifies the key terms: http://theconversation.com/automation-can-leave-us-complacent-and-that-can-have-dangerous-consequences-62429
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