THINK about it for a moment. Isn't it remarkable that a human can safely direct a tonne or more of speeding metal through a melee of other, similarly hurtling, metal boxes without crashing? And all while travelling at 20 times the speed of a human under their own propulsion. Yet that happens every time any of the world's millions of drivers get behind the wheel of a car.
Of course, a host of conventions and inventions have made this state of affairs possible, from the highway code to windscreen
wipers and anti-lock brakes. In the century or so since Ford's Model T
took to the roads, the driver's job has become ever easier, and cars
ever safer. The one thing that has stayed the same is the driver's capacity to observe and react. Now that too is changing – as is the nature of driving.