Will China flood the planet with basic cheapo electric cars?
Will private cars be banned from cities in favour of driverless, taxis and rentals?
Will sunny countries want solar-powered cars?
Will Japan go for hydrogen-powered cars which can be used as power sources when earthquakes hit?
And then there’s the thorny Q of cars powered by fuel cells or is it fool cells?
Will electricity for cars be generated by the tyres?
Is under-road charging the answer to electric cars’ range problems?
Are flying cars the answer? Do drones offer the base technology for personalised air transport?
Governments around the world, including ours, are avid to promote methods of personal transport which avoid the costs of road building, oil and accidents and diminish pollution.
When they promote driverless cars they seem to forget that technologists predict that driverless cars are 10-20 years in the future, while there is varied and substantial disagreement about the technical routes to realising them.