Submitted by Goodman.Larry on Sun, 2016-10-30 05:58
I'll probably be 66 when I take delivery of my Model 3 (reserved sight unseen on the 31st of March at the Bethesda, Maryland location). I'm really looking forward to getting the auto driving feature with the car although I understand it a) won't be immediatly ready (a year or so), and b) may be some time before it will be technically legal to use given state laws, etc.
My dad loved to take long driving trips. I think he visited all of the lower 48 states at one time or another. He drove into his early 70's when he had to give up his keys due to eye-sight issues. From that time forward he spent more and more time at home. He really enjoyed the occasions when I or other family members would take him for a ride in the country. Two weeks before he passed I took him on a drive through upper Montgomery County to Frederick where we discovered a great Italian restaurant. On the way there he tried to describe where we were based on the sounds. He new that we were crossing over the Monocacy River from the sound of the bridge pavement. How many more years of independence would he have had if the self-driving technology had been available? I'm hoping that I'll be able to drive well into my eighties (should I live so long). I'd like to hear from other baby-boomers how you think (if you indeed do) your lives will be impacted.
Younger drivers are definitely welcome to contribute.