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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF

It’s arrived.

 

Elon Musk and Tesla have been dropping hints about their fully autonomous self-driving cars for some time now, and yesterday they made an appearance.

 

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In the video they released we can see the car driving around town, complete with the obligatory human driver as demanded by the NHSTA’s current regulations just in case something goes awry, looking for parking spots and even managing to courteously avoid parking in disabled bays.

 

Just A Leisurely Drive Round The Yard
 

For those of you still dreaming, dare we say longing for, a hands free commute, though don’t expect your own Tesla to drop you off and park itself anytime soon. Elon Musk’s company said that full self-driving Autopilot won’t be available until it has undergone millions of miles of road testing. And like Google, Ford and everyone else developing driverless vehicles, Tesla must wait for government regulators to figure out what’s legal on the road.

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, CNBC, Discovery, RT, and Viacom, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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