Things I Read: Self-Driving Cars Hold Key to Future Highway

Self-Driving Cars Hold Key to Future Highway: Google's Kurzweil

Self-driving vehicles hold the key to reducing traffic fatalities and will transform the automobile industry, a top Google executive predicted Tuesday. ‚ÄĚPeople will still buy cars," Ray Kurzweil said. "But the Uber model with self-driving cars will become very popular. We should share our cars. I think that model will grow when we have autonomous cars.


"Every company has to reinvent itself. Not everything is predictable."Kurzweil said that until now the transportation industry, including the automobile business, has not been considered part of the digital world."But we see information of every kind coming into every form of transportation," he added.