With the rate that technology is moving, it's important to stop sometimes and ask... how does this thing even work?
Revolutionary technology has changed the way we do a lot of things, and driving is no exception. But with the momentum at which new technologies are being introduced, it's no longer just the luddites of the world who may reservations about how high-tech vehicles are becoming. In an article by Inside Science, an important point is made about the dangerousness of adopting technology that we don't know how to use.
"The profusion of devices could potentially confuse many... drivers in cars with automated assistance technology often don't fully understand how the systems work and how to properly use them, sometimes with fatal results."
The key to the future of high-tech driving, as Inside Science rightly points out, is education. We are living in the future, some might say. The cars we drive have the potential to keep you in the right lane, keep a safe following distance, and even self-park. But if we can't keep up with the latest technologies, we risk putting ourselves, and others, in danger. Ensuring that people have been properly trained before taking to the road in high-tech vehicles is critical.
More on the potential dangers of getting confused with the abundance of new technology can be found in Joel Shurkin's piece in Inside Science.