It is inevitable that in a short period of time, autonomous vehicles will manoeuvre along roads in conjunction with human-driven cars. Sophisticated AI tools and distributed ledger technology will empower individuals to better learn from the experiences of others. The increased use of autonomous vehicles is ultimately premised on trust.
The individuals who buy or use them have to trust the technology and must be comfortable using that technology for its true value to be realized. In order to build this trust and acceptance, autonomous vehicle manufacturers must ensure the technology is safe, secure and creates a leap in value for consumers. The machine world and the social world will, therefore, operate in unison. Humans will, therefore, emulate the superior learning processes of the machine. The machine hive will become a role model for a new human hive in which we march in peaceful unison toward a world free of mistakes and accidents.