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Jakarta Post

Prepare to be disrupted in digitalized world

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 10 2016   /  08:47 am

Anybody who has ever set foot in Indonesia’s capital will know that the perspective of having self-driving cars is intriguing.

Imagine how time spent behind the wheel could be used on something productive instead of building up frustrations from endless macet — the infamous Jakarta traffic jams. Also, imagine that self-driving cars could automatically find the shortest way to your destination and even suggest the optimal departure time.

And last, imagine that all of those cars would be electric, thus reducing pollution in cities.

All of this would have been science fiction just a few years ago. Today, it is a reality coming to a city close to you soon, literally.

Earlier this month, Singapore began trials with self-driving taxis. This is an excellent example of the new wave of technological advances that many believe will bring revolutionary changes to...