Bob Lutz, General Motors Vice Chairman, gave a talk about the future of the automobile to the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany while attending the Frankfurt Auto Show. He went to great lengths to explain how a multitude of high tech electronics would be added to cars in the future, controlling much of what the cars do, slowing the car down when it senses other cars slowing, using transponders and sensors of all types. Cars would prevent drivers from doing anything dangerous, or at least that’s the idea behind it all.
Toward the end of his lengthy talk, Lutz finally added:
“This type of technology, unheard of 10 or 15 years ago, is real. And it’s coming. It’s just another step toward the fully automated driving experience. Which is anathema to those of us who are driver’s drivers… who are suckers for the thrill of controlling a speed machine.
But that’s why people like us will always have motorcycles!”
Bob Lutz, a biker. Whoda thunk?