With the Vision Zero Initiatives having failed miserably around the world, investors, inventors, governments and NGO’s are now looking for ways to decrease the number of traffic accidents one way or another. Traffic accidents have dropped almost every year over the last 15 years, however we are still a long way from reaching the vision of zero deaths per year.
According to the UK government database, the number of traffic accidents where at least one person lost their life, has dropped by about 50% over the last decade, and the pedestrian fatality rate has dropped almost two thirds. However, in Great Britain alone, 1,713 people lost their lives in 2013. Looking back all the way to 2000, 38,316 people have lost their lives in traffic accidents. With almost 2000 deaths caused by traffic accidents per year, something has to be done. Over the last couple of years, the UK has pushed out a staggering amount of traffic safety videos such as the one below:
The inventions of the future
The latest trend in the marketplace to reduce road fatalities is self-driving cars. In the article http://www.econmatters.com/2015/11/trade24-new-technolog-set-to.html there is a road revolution coming, and one of the largest contributors to this revolution is the global Forex investment agency TRADE24. They have set a goal of reducing traffic accidents and help realize the zero vision goals that has been set. There are enormous costs attached to the lofty goal of making sure that no people lose their lives in traffic accidents. A self-driving car can be counted in tens of thousands of pounds since the development of these cars is very expensive. In addition, the self-driving car isn’t ready for mass production yet. According to other sources, TRADE24 is claiming that they have found a way to decrease the manufacturing costs of such cars. In a similar vein to when the hybrid cars first came out, car companies were offering a years’ worth of gasoline upon the purchase of one of the hybrid cars, TRADE24 is now claiming to be working with the government to subsidize the self-driving car insurance, as well as looking to include a gas clause in the purchase contracts.
Betting on the environment
With the funds that are saved on insurances, injuries and fatalities, much can be done to increase the status of our environment. There is now a race on to stop global warming and save mother earth. One such strategy is to reduce the carbon footprint of humans on the planet. This is done with more and more futuristic technologies, such as VR (Virtual Reality) glasses or the ability to hold cross continent conferences over a video link. It has gone so far that on Samsung’s latest creation there is an ability to use the phone itself as a VR hub.
The question is now, will we save ourselves in time to save mother earth, and will we ever reach the zero vision?