Bob Lutz has been around the block and seen a lot of things at many different automakers. That gives his recent article on the end of the automobile era as we know it great weight. To dive into it further, Automotive News shared its thoughts on camera with a small panel to discuss the changes and what Lutz envisions.
The moral of the story is this: something similar will likely happen in the future, where self-driving cars become the norm and traditional car buying and ownership changes. To what degree and when it occurs is still up for debate, though. Lutz penned a 20-year mark in his article, though some think it’s further out than that.
Legislating human-driven cars off the road is one major piece to Lutz’s vision—a world where governments ban cars as we know it and they’re left to private tracks. The panel goes into great detail about this and whether design, performance and other traditional attributes play a part in next great automotive era. Jump into the video below.