Published: Feb 27, 2007
Updated: Jun 7 2011
This 2008 at London's Heathrow Airport 19-computer operated electric cars will go into action. The automatic taxis will be used to link Heathrow's Terminal 5 with a parking lot. The technology developed by the British firm ATS called â€œULTraâ€ can pick up passengers once they are instructed and transports them to their destination. The sensors on the floor control the vehicles along their way.
Implications - The movement to a technology-driven world has resulted in the development of a number of products that run independently as machines. Industries have seen a massive uprising in the technological capacity of machines to operate almost completely self-sufficiently, which may eventually make many jobs obsolete.