In the not so distant future, Tesla cars will be driving cross country without any hands on the wheel. CEO Elon Musk says this could be a possibility by 2017. Furthermore, he had a few remarks on the recent trends of journalists over-reporting the crashes. While crashes may be non-existent, what about robberies using self-driving cars?
THE CRIMINAL POTENTIAL OF A SELF-DRIVING TESLA
We’ve all seen those classic heist movies. Usually, there’s a ragtag group of individuals. At the top, you have the idea man, who set the heist up. Then, the safe cracker, the disguise expert and, of course, the getaway driver. The getaway driver is arguably the most important part. If they fail to elude the coppers, then all the previous people are useless. However, what if the getaway driver guarantees a clean getaway? That’s potential of a self-driving Tesla.
THE SELF-DRIVING TESLA IS THE PERFECT GETAWAY CAR
According to Elon Musk’s announcement, Tesla will equip all models with a network of cameras and sensor that are capable of watching everything around the vehicle. Hence, it can make instant decisions on how to respond to any upcoming problem. Sounds like the perfect tool for a getaway car, doesn’t it? This new technology is a major step up from the self-driving feature used now and it’s only going to get better. It’s just a matter of time before we see it in live criminal action.
FEDS APPROVE OF TESLA SELF-DRIVING CAR
It’s strange that journalists are all up in arms over this tech and not the government. The Feds approve of autonomous driving but little do they know, they’re only making their jobs harder down the road. How do you chase down a getaway car that never makes a driving mistake? The only option is to get an autonomous fleet of police cars. However, they’ll be evenly matched at that point. Are endless police chases going to be the new norm? If so, that will make the future GTA games pretty boring.
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