At the Geneva Motor Show, the XchangE concept car was unveiled. The driverless vehicle allows up to four passengers to spin their seats and equipment around for meetings and work while on the go. Knowing that Google has been pioneering driverless technology, the XchangE comes as no surprise. The more progressive car manufacturers will want to get out in front of this one.
From an efficiency standpoint, this bodes well for many office and technology workers. Whether just a daily commute or numerous trips among sales calls and meetings, the potential exists to convert “wasted” time into productive time. I think this is a marvelous idea.
That said, yes, I certainly understand those times when we all just need to put our brains into neutral, even if the car is not. I am not saying we should work nonstop. That is never healthy for anyone. Nevertheless, at least driverless technology combined with a mobile office or device will significantly enhance everyone’s productivity.