Google Introduces the Self-driving Bicycle
Google wants to make biking safer, smarter, and easier by applying self-driving technology to biking. This spring, Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, the world’s premier cycling city. The Dutch cycle more than any other nation in the world, almost 900 kilometres per year per person, amounting to over 15 billion. Is it “the biggest invention of the bicycle since the bicycle itself’”?
Our Future? For real?!
As innovative as this is…will you put your children on a self-driving bike to “go anywhere they want, anytime they want” ? Will you “work on your bike” with a laptop mounted to your handlebars? Does this feel counter-intuitive to safety, the freedom of riding, or the purpose of transportation? What are your thoughts…or reaction to Google’s big idea for April Fools’ day…