The state of West Virginia has received a number of transformational technologies that have impacted the citizen’s lives over the years. Additionally there are several proposed projects that will impact lives of people in a more positive way and assist in making lives better. For instance there is transformational of public transit and shared mobility, there will be unmanned aircraft system and resource and toolkits for library airports, transportation agencies will be assisted by physical and cyber security primer, reduced visibility conditions that assist in comprehending the highway safety benefits of diverse approaches of connected vehicles, the city is also planning on training of drivers for the developed driver assistance systems, sharing of autonomous vehicle technologies and modeling individual preferences for ownership and sharing, among these other numerous transformations, the state will have a small workspace on the financial insinuations of computerized vehicles and pooled kinesis that will be proposed, raised and guided by a forum on preparation for computerized means of transport and communal movement. The underlying factor is that lives will be transformed by the growth and development by these transformational technologies and services.
The issue has drawn a number of mixed reviews from the local community. Technology enthusiasts are excited for what the future may hold, the utilization of flying cars and fully automated cars sparks the interest of the users. The younger generation; being the most excited part of the community have embraced the ideas put forward, furthermore the fact that individuals engage in use of applications such as Uber and Lyft that are more or less related to these type of advancements stands out as a symbol that people will embrace it, in as much as there is a little reluctance in their usage (Santos, 2018). The part of the community that consist of the population of aged and well advanced in years are less excited or reluctant to accept this innovations. Some of them complain have superstitions that the machines may rise against humans if they are programmed to automate themselves, however as we can agree that these are notions that are propagated by science fiction literatures and movies, there is little to evidence that this may take place and rob humanity of free will and enslaving them to the machines. Additionally, a few religious sects are against the transformation claiming that these are works of the devil, no matter how laughable the idea is we must politely dismiss the notion because we all can confirm that science has nothing to do with religion whatsoever.
This issue will be affected in various different ways by the already existing design of our transportation facilities. The pre-existing means of transportation is quite flexible, for instance the use of yellow taxis, car rentals or even the recently launched Uber and Lyft, this is because there is pending emergent along the corridors of transportation network (Thorisson, 2017). These existing means of transport and has cemented itself in the population of the community as time has progressed. People have already been accustomed to how they work and are comfortable with. However if there is anything we can learn from Lyft and Uber is that people are nothing if not adaptable, more so we can concur that everyone likes their privacy and the safety that comes with one owning their own public transport. The fact that this futuristic for of transportation is centered on the comfortability and the privacy of the user, it is more likely that the mass will embrace it just like they did transportation through mobile apps. Unmanned aircraft, computerized vehicles and shared transportation offer the ultimate safety for the travelers which is basically a national dialogue for future transportation (Mendez, 2017). With regards to companies that spearhead the future of transportation, the transformation technologies and system set out in creation of a much safer means of transportation than the pre-existing one, the fact that computers will be handling transportation means that the traffic rules will be followed to the latter and the cases of road accidents will be reduced by a significant percentage. Furthermore, everyone in the transport will be expected to take the new transportation and road traffic education to ensure that everyone is accustomed to the new way that will be in our transportation industry.
The existing transportation facilities are in the state that is in need of improvement. With the novel Corona Virus limiting the use of public transport, we ought to turn to means that will support high hygiene and social distance as much as possible, thus the use of flying cars and automated vehicles for transport is a solid way to maintain social distance and hygiene. Times are changing and whether we are ready or not we must be in a place to embrace the future that is in technological transformation, this because machines will be able to control everything in terms AI or any other algorithms created to run a particular machine (Frank,2017). This does not fall only to the state of West Virginia but to the country and the world at large, we are at the dawn of a new era and we must be ready to accept the inevitable outcome that the holy grail in transportation. A few years ago, flying cars seemed like a preposterous and laughable idea but here we are on the verge of not only achieving but also utilizing it for our own personal benefits.