In Boston’s Seaport district, Lyft is now offering a “no driver” option, also known as the robot option. We suppose the technical term is “self-driving car,” and we should say up front that there WILL be a human being behind the wheel of all Lyft vehicles, with those captaining SD cars acting as a sort of “safety officer” (in case the car goes Terminator?).
Ever been in one of those moods where you don’t want your friend’s advice, you only want them to sympathetically pat your back and say, “I feel you”? The people at Toyota know what I’m talking about. Because “I” comes before “U” in the alphabet, they probably had this in mind when they patented their new “share-your-feelings” car, the Toyota Concept-i.
We’re sure we’re not alone in feeling the frustration of seeing a hilarious movie trailer only to find out the movie had only five funny lines...and all of them came from the trailer. There are many times in life when we’re disappointed, and none more than when we’ve hyped something to impossibly high standards. Not so with the new Honda Civic Type R.
So, I love Uber—don’t you? (Please say yes, because Uber-driving is currently my husband’s full-time job.) With Uber, a driving service that offers cheap, easy access to local rides, the fares are cheap, the drivers are local and pretty cool (though I say it myself…) But tell me… how safe would you feel in an Uber car minus the driver?