New and complicated technology takes time, and this lag feeds the naysayers. The New York Times in December 1903 essentially called attempts at heavier than air flight a waste of time, one week before the Wright Brothers’ first flight. Likewise, on 3 January I read in the Guardian: ‘Peak hype’: why the driverless car revolution has stalled.
For many, playing golf is a way to relax and challenge yourself but now, it’s being used for something a little off the beaten track. In an effort to show off the latest autonomous driving technology, the Nissan ProPilot 2.0 has been applied to a golf ball in a fun demonstration. Their latest driving assist technology helps the ball find the cup every time no matter what.
Nissan ProPilot 2.0 keeps an eye on you to make sure you are keeping an eye on the road, even when your hands are not on the wheel. Nissan’s new system is autonomous vehicle Level 2, which requires that you remain alert and able to take over if the self-driving can suddenly not cope.
Autonomous driving is great because nothing can go wrong – go wrong – go wrong. A couple of recent high-profile fatal accidents involving this technology have cast shadows on the work done by the likes of Tesla and Uber.