Forum. The advent of the autonomous vehicle could prove to be as revolutionary as the transition from horse to automobile. The trips on horseback stretched at the rate of marked trails, punctuated by halts at night in hostels and populated by blacksmiths and grooms. In the space of a few decades, the motorized transport has transformed the ability of individuals to move, and favored the emergence of many industries related to the car – with the death concomitant of the artisans of the old world. Our landscapes in both rural and urban have been transformed, our journeys released.
Released from the obligation to conduct continuously during their travels, users will be able to defer their attention on other activities
The revolution caused by the autonomous vehicle offer promises comparable : experiences of mobility is radically different, release time, access to horizons more distant. This vehicle has the added advantage of being cover several circles of non-drivers – the young, the elderly or people with reduced mobility.
Beyond the automotive industry, many suppliers of technologies and services concerned with how to exploit the potential offered in terms of new modes of life and consumption. Autonomous vehicles will change the value we attribute to the time. Released from the obligation to conduct continuously during their travels, users will be able to defer their attention on other activities : work, relaxation, communication, entertainment, etc.
This time-released scramble the borders between home, work and leisure. Take the opportunity there to work more, preparing documents on fold down tables, or passing the calls on the displays connected ? Or the time gained will it be used to surf the Internet, make online purchases and relax in an environment that is more customized ? Or all three at the same time ?