- Automobiles would frequently crash for no apparent reason. This would be so common that motorists would simply accept it, restart their car, and continue driving.
- Occasionally all the car's doors would lock, and motorists could enter their vehicle only by simultaneously lifting the door handle, turning the key, and holding the radio antenna.
- Vehicles would occasionally shut down completely and refuse to restart, requiring motorists to reinstall their engine.
- Every time a car company introduced a new model, car buyers would have to relearn to drive because all controls would operate in a new manner.
- Whenever roadway lines were repainted motorists would need to purchase a new car that could accommodate the new "operating system."
- Cars could carry only one passenger unless the driver paid extra for a multipassenger license.
- Oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single, all-purpose "general car fault" warning light.
- Airbags would ask, "Are you sure?" before deployment.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
What If Microsoft Designed Your Driverless Operating System?
From Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman: