Would you let yourself be a roadkill when the 40 foot semi trailer skips the red light and you are at the mercy of software? Self Driving cars are definitely a long way to go! A human can think on the fly, evaluate risk, evaluate options and in a split second try to reach the safest path.. Humans 1 machines 0 if not happy path !!
In the US alone, 6 million people require a power wheelchair and probably more in future as by 2050 the population of above 65 year old is projected to to be a staggering 88 million people. Is there enough motivation for startups to go after designing solutions for this market?
Since early October, autonomous trucks built and operated by the startup Embark have been hauling Frigidaire refrigerators 650 miles along the I-10 freeway, from a warehouse in El Paso, Texas, to a distribution center in Palm Springs, California.