Riding In An Autonomous Golf Cart
At CES 2019, Yamaha showcased an autonomous golf cart that (if you were patient enough) could experience for yourself. For me, it was unlike anything I’ve ever known. The idea behind the autonomous golf carts is simple, to get from point A to point B, quick, simple and without the need of a distracted driver. The cart follows a designated path (magnetic strip on the ground) and knows to avoid moving obstacles. In all honesty, I have had adverse feelings about anything autonomous for quite some time. I was scared of new technology, the future we are heading towards in the world I thought only of the negative results. We fear the unknown, but why? Because we do not understand it, once it is explained, shown, and understood, it can be truly beautiful.
“Yamaha’s autonomous golf cart, what will they think of next?” –Laura Kirani, YBLTV Writer / Reviewer / Anchor @Lkirani91
Once I took a step back and looked at the greatest of this technology, I realized I was wrong to believe that it would harm our society when it will only make it better. I believe autonomous inventions are truly what we need as a society. I for one cannot wait to see where Yamaha takes the autonomous golf cart and where we can hope to witness it in action!