Despite naysayers and the traveling public being wary of them, automated vehicles are already here. More than a dozen companies in the United States are either developing autonomous tractor-trailers or are already road testing them on interstate highways.
Were autonomous vehicles foretold by a 1960s cartoon?
For those who are old enough to remember, the Jetsons animated sitcom was an interesting take on what the future of transportation and life would look like in the year 2062. While in some respects 2062 is still off in the distance, George Jetson himself, aged 40 at the series debut, would have been born in the year 2022, which is just around the corner, and so are autonomous vehicles–or are they?