This weekend my youngest daughter will turn 7 years old and over the last year whilst I have be travelling around the world on business and giving speeches on the future., I have received the question about the need to take a driving licence.
My point of view is that in 10 years time, I think that she will not need to take a driving test as most of the transport that we will use is automated by robots (just like in the minority report).
This will not be true throughout the world, especially in places like India the infrastructure is not in place, just it will happen before we know it.
The main challenge just now is that the majority of this research is trying to make today’s transport devices (i.e. cars) into automated cars, instead I believe that the will be a quantum leap is to devices such as hover drones