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October 24, 2011 2:13 pm Sneak peeks at the future of mobility and driverless cars. What will that mean for African drivers? Is this crazy enough for you? Read More …
Africa’s future in a nutshell
Africa is on the cusp of a new technological age. It is now on a path to becoming a digital leader in the world. The devices that make up our daily lives – mobile, computer, TV, radio – are becoming increasingly automated. In other words, we are witnessing an era of “smart” devices. Dr. Samuel Wolde, a leading African expert on robotics and automation, explains that “AI has been used to automate almost all of the tasks that people use robots to do. It has created a world in which almost all of our daily activities are automated.”
Automated African markets: The good, the bad and the scary
African market researchers believe that the automation of mobility is one of the most significant threats to human rights in this continent. As many African cities are now becoming connected, they are seeing more and more people relying on the car as their mode of transportation. These people are bringing along their trustworthy and reliable car drivers and passengers. These are the people who are being threatened by automation. This threat is in the early stages – it is not yet a Threaten/Ban. The ability of smart mobility devices to automatically take actions is a big plus for these regions. This will allow these vehicles to autonomously drive through theirrhythm, detect and respond to traffic conditions, and thereby enhance safety and customer satisfaction.
African markets: The good, the bad and the scary
Since the implementation of the African Union (AU) and the Fight for the sisters and Nobel Prize in Human Rights, Africa has been at the center of international attention regarding motor vehicle automation and the protection of human rights. The worst is yet to come. This month, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to mobility will be in the African capital, Addis Ababa. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which oversees the Special Rapporteur’s work, predicts that the situation in Africa will get “horrible” if current trends are not reversed “now.” They estimate that as many as 7% of all new mobility transactions will be in the form of new registering cars, trucks, or SUVs.