Automotive transportation is undergoing a revolution, as advanced electronics enable the electrification of vehicle engines, as well as increasing automation, safety, comfort and convenience.
As a result, these changes make the future of driving look very different from our experiences today. Cities will be filled with self-driven, zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) that communicate among themselves and with roadway infrastructure.
Cars will deliver passengers, and then direct themselves to parking spaces with inductive pads to quickly recharge until they are summoned again. Traffic intersections and other places where cars are forced to stop will also have recharging pads for battery top-ups. Vehicles will be custom designed for their applications and loaded with communications for occupants (just passengers, no
drivers) to work or entertain themselves. Cars like these will not only be more comfortable to ride in but will also be in use a much higher percentage of the time than most cars today, using roads and energy more efficiently for a greener urban environment.