Driverless Pizzas: Just a Start of Vanishing Driver Jobs

IMG Auteur
Published : September 02nd, 2017
284 words - Reading time : 0 - 1 minutes
( 0 vote, 0/5 ) , 1 commentary
Print article
  Article Comments Comment this article Rating All Articles  
0
Send
1
comment
Our Newsletter...
Category : Crisis Watch

Your pizza is on the way. Don’t expect the driver to make change because there will not be a driver.

Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle

Driverless Pizzas

Please consider Ford Driverless Cars to Deliver Domino’s Pizzas.

Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to test how consumers will react to having their orders delivered by an autonomous vehicle, as a number of companies explore how to integrate the emerging technology into their business models.

Ford has promised to build a fully driverless car by 2021, while Domino’s hopes to someday replace all of its drivers with driverless cars.

Starting Wednesday, randomly selected customers in Ann Arbor — which is home to an autonomous vehicle research center and testing facility — will receive their pizza order from a Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous research vehicle. The car will be manually driven by a Ford engineer and staffed with researchers to gauge customers’ reactions.

Participants will receive text messages as the self-driving vehicle approaches with instructions on how to retrieve their pizza, which can be unlocked from a “heatwave compartment” inside the vehicle using a unique code.

“We’re interested to learn what people think about this type of delivery,” said Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA. “The majority of our questions are about the last 50 feet of the delivery experience. For instance, how will customers react to coming outside to get their food?”

“All of our testing research is focused on our goal to someday make deliveries with self-driving vehicles as seamless and customer-friendly as possible,” Weiner added.

As I have stated repeatedly, millions of driving jobs are going to vanish. This is yet another aspect of what’s coming.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

Source : mishtalk.com
Data and Statistics for these countries : Georgia | All
Gold and Silver Prices for these countries : Georgia | All
<< Previous article
Rate : Average note :0 (0 vote)
>> Next article
IMG Auteur
Mish 13 abonnés
Mike Shedlock / Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. He writes a global economics blog which has commentary 5-7 times a week. He also writes for the Daily Reckoning, Whiskey & Gunpowder, and has over 80 magazine and book cover credits. Visit http://www.sitkapacific.com
WebsiteSubscribe to his services
Comments closed
  All Favorites Best Rated  
Hi Mish,

For all I know you are a passable economist but not very technical or practical.
The dependence of these vehicles on signals which could be taken out by acts of war or natural disasters is unacceptable.
If people like you have their way, the country could easily end up without a single vehicle capable of moving either automatically or by human intervention.

Even if they were mechanically capable of being taken over by human drivers, where can be found sufficiently trained and current drivers?
What you will have though is a very down-skilled population not much use to the Armed Services in time of need.

Also, how long do you think it would take for evil people to work out what fun and how easy it is to destroy and vandalize all these vital and delicate sensors?

Similarly, how long do you think it might be before Jihadists work out how to weaponize these missiles or program them to drive you over a cliff or at high speed into a wall?

Rarely have I heard a more stupid plan than that for autonomous vehicles except for roles such as bomb disposal.

On the other hand, systems providing driver advice, not control, would be an excellent concept.

Support for autonomous vehicles comes only from those who would pass easily as brain dead.

Regards,

Louis Solomons

Latest comment posted for this article
Hi Mish, For all I know you are a passable economist but not very technical or practical. The dependence of these vehicles on signals which could be taken out by acts of war or natural disasters is unacceptable. If people like you have their way, the c  Read more
Louis Solomons - 9/2/2017 at 5:31 AM GMT
Top articles
World PM Newsflow
ALL
GOLD
SILVER
PGM & DIAMONDS
OIL & GAS
OTHER METALS