Governments all over the world are found to have a keen interest in the development of driverless transport, and most of them have produced ethical guidelines related to it. Most developed countries have promised to bring driverless transport by the end of the year 2021, install sensors on roads, and connect them to the internet by the year 2025.
The reason governments all over the world are keen on bringing driverless transport is not just because of the economic benefits that come along with it. The future transport technology offers a greater chance of tracking and control of people. Apart from setting the people free, transport technology would help bring in new forms of oppression and surveillance of citizens.
Driverless cars are regarded as computers that run on wheels, and it is ultimately connected to the internet. With the installation of sensors, these vehicles provide a two-way flow of information while traveling. Vehicles could then send information about its overall performance to its manufacturer; it can receive software updates and control the signals about behavior adjustments. The manufacturer will be able to track the car, temperature, the condition of the roads it operates, and the performance of the vehicle at a particular speed.
The insurer of these cars could get minute0by-minute information about the state of the car, the speed at which it is driven, location, the condition of the road it is operated on to change the insurance according to it. It could also halt the car by giving warnings of a loss of cover.
In addition to all these benefits, the databases of the governments can also know the location of the car, and the place where it is going to by making use of predictive analytics. Smart motorways can be used to manage the flow of traffic, slowing down the cars, etc. as part of communication between the road and the car. Traffic lights would route cars into detours by making predictions and calculations about road works, state requirements, traffic jams into account, especially in smart cities.
Markets in fast routes via the central destinations of the cities could also be created with the advancement of driverless transport. Companies can then may for their employees to make use of priority virtual routes. Travel logs can then make it clearer the time at which a person starts traveling and the place they are traveling to. The reasons for their journey can also be inferred predictably from the destinations, timing, and landscape.