Two stray dogs in New Zealand, in modified Mini Coopers, were taught how to drive the cars around a track. First we teach dogs how to drive and then who knows what the fuck.
Traffic sucks. Driving to work sucks. But if you’ve got a little kid, why not have them do the driving for you? They’ll love the challenge and the responsibility and you can get a little shut-eye. In the US and most other civilized countries, letting your four year old daughter take the wheel might be frowned upon, but this one dad in Beijing was able to have his kid drive him apparently without much hassle. So why don’t we let four year olds drive?
Almost everywhere around the globe, people drive on the right-hand side of the road. Except for Great Britain, some of its former colonies and Japan, who drive on the left. How did that come about? It turns out, there’s a perfectly sensible explanation.
Like it or not, both companies and countries are already starting to develop systems and infrastructures for self-navigating cars. On the one hand, it means being able to read the newspaper or take a nap on the way to work and on the other hand, it might mean that you can’t tear ass down the highway in your Mustang. But a system called SARTRE that perhaps is the best of both worlds is one that would pull cars along in an optional self-driving caravan.