I have always liked writing about technology because it changes all the time and helps improve people’s lives. When technology is creative, it is genius and divine. The connected car space at this point in time on the planet is at the genesis of new ways to transport people and communicate. It’s exciting, to me to see how we define the connected car space and seeing what connected cars can do.
When I mention to be people that I am now covering connected cars for AUTO Connected Car News, their faces light up. The automobile, telephone and Internet were the most important inventions of the twentieth century, connected car technology may be the most innovative important innovation for the the twenty-first century.
Imagine a car where it plays music according to your mood and style of driving. Better yet, imagine cities with no traffic problems, no car accidents, no speeding, no drunk drivers and maybe no drivers at all.
Living in Los Angeles, I’m amazed that there can be traffic on the freeways at 4:00 am in the morning. When I first learned to drive, the students hated parallel parking, now some cars can park for you.
Some of my personal fender benders were caused by blind spots when I was backing out of driveway. Starting in 2018, new cars in the United Sates will have to have rear view cameras.
I’m short and can’t always see over trucks or SVUs, one accident I had in my father’s new Corvette when I was teenager in New York was caused by me not being able to see…. with V2V (Vehichle-toVehicle) technology in the future, I will be warned of the approaching vehicles, even in snow storms.
I don’t want to make it seem like I’m a bad driver. In Los Angeles, California the average time between car accidents is 6.7 years. I haven’t been in an accident in 8 years!
New drivers have higher accident rates. I live the next town over from the one of the most dangerous driving cities in the United States, Glendale, California with a relative likely hood of an accident compared to the national average at 75.6% and drivers get in accidents every 5.7 years.
It’s interesting to note that San Francisco, a city with way too much technology is the 186th least safe city with only 8 cities having worse accident averages. Drivers in cities with higher accidents rates pay higher insurance premiums.