Elon Musk Predicts Driving May Be Outlawed

Fact: Humans ruin everything. Well, everything good, at least. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk thinks driving is next. In a recent conference, Automotive News, Musk expressed his thoughts that human-driven cars are simply too much of a risk. With autonomous cars creeping up over the horizon, he believes it's not out of the question that legislation will one day ban people from driving. “In the distant future, I think people may outlaw driving cars because it’s too dangerous,” Musk said at the Nvidia Corp. conference. “You can’t have a person driving a two-ton death machine.” Musk, however, was quick to make sure the public knows that's not what he wants, that's just what he thinks could happen. RELATED: Watch a Tesla Model S Drag Race a Ferrari F12 Regardless of the direction the future travels, Musk and Tesla Motors are working to make sure it follows or can at least keep up. Late this past year, a new standard package was announced for the Model S that includes "autopilot," Tesla's next step toward autonomous driving. Each car is equipped with 12 ultrasonic sensors, forward radar and cameras, and an electronically controled braking system. Using these systems, the car will have adaptive cruise control, lane-keep, one-touch lane changes, and integrated automatic speed limits. Tesla is working to develop these cars to eventually operate a car without any human assistance whatsoever. “I almost view it as a solved problem,” Musk said. “We know exactly what to do, and we’ll solve it in a few years.” Not being able to drive seems like a much worse problem to us. RELATED: Surprise! Tesla Model S has a 007 Submarine Mode Photo Credit: Forbes ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide