“Imagine driving alone in your car, but instead of sitting behind the wheel, you're dozing in the backseat as a computer navigates on your behalf. It sounds wild, but former New York City Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz says that scenario isn't so far off the mark,” writes Terry Gross in their recent NPR article entitled “The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes.”
"I was a New York City cab driver back in 1968, and I watched transportation evolve over time. I have never seen anything as rapid as what has happened this decade. Autonomous vehicles are coming," Schwartz says in the piece.
“While Schwartz doesn't know exactly what the autonomous vehicle of the future will look like, he notes that it may not look anything like today's cars. It might not have a steering wheel or brakes, he says: ‘It could be a room any size; it could be a conference room," according to Gross.
“Beyond aesthetic differences, Schwartz predicts that driverless cars will transform roads, job and economies. He notes that while repair shops, trucking companies and car dealerships may lose business, other industries — including the advertising industry — stand to flourish with a captive, backseat audience,” Gross explains.
So, what do you think?
It’s fascinating that autonomous cars are a topic right now.
Of course, many people expected to be zooming around in flying cars.
But, let’s start with one thing at a time.
It’s just like Proactive Operations.
You can usher in significant change that affects your property, customers, and every other stakeholder in the industry.
But, you’ve got to take steps.
Sometimes baby steps.
You can’t jump to flying cars without going through a proper evolution – whatever that might involve.
All we’re saying is that advancing your property is important, but you need to do it in phases.
You need to be meticulous and get things right.
You won’t achieve the changes you need without building every aspect of your operation with purpose and a methodology.