Allowing human beings to drive was never a good idea but it was practically impossible to keep them from it. Especially when the technology to keep them from doing it was nonexistent and the technology to enable them was widespread and supported both by government and capital enterprise.
Once the computer with AI proved it was actually more capable and vastly safer was driving outlawed. Not only was it safer but much more practical. Instead of most people owning a vehicle that sat idle most its serviceable life the autonomous vehicle replaced every aspect of the human need for transportation.
“Did you call” Sharon asked. “Yes” David Said. “They will be here a 20 minutes, you had better get everything at the front door.”
Okay they are here” Put the bags in the red one and we will ride in the blue.
“This is my first Time going to the big city,” Jeff said. It will be fun as the car sped along the street turning right on to the merge ramp.
The string of cars was going too fast it seemed for a safe merge but as our car approached it matched the train’s speed and almost buy magic the line of cars separated i and made room for the two new vehicles. With hardly a bump we became two more pieces of the train as it made its way through town. Just as we merged there were several more that uncoupled from the train leaving a space which was quickly absorbed as they drifted to the right slowing down to deliver their passenger to somewhere in this community. With each exchange and each city some more cars joined and others left. We started some where in the middle but by the time we were arriving at Salt Lake we were near the front our speed was nearly 200 hundred mile per hour. as we approached two adjacent lanes paralleled us with a acceleration/deceleration lanes between and on either side.
Because we were headed to Vegas we stayed in the front most of the way across town. The view behind as cars exited and merged seemed hectic but orchestrated. This was possible only because people were no longer allowed to drive and the computers were infinitely more capable at driving at higher speeds with out incident.
With only a slight shutter enough to alert us of our arrival our car moved to the right and began slowing down. Our car entered and exited several trains but finally slowed to pedestrian speed as it pulled up to the hotel. We didn’t even have to get our luggage out. The insert holding it was pulled out and put on a cart then quickly whisked away to our assigned room.