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Do traffic offences have a future?

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The National Inter-ministerial Observatory of Road Safety has revealed the latest statistics, the number of tickets for infringement of the Highway Code leapt by 11.7% in 2016 compared with the previous 12 months. That's about 27 million infringements, representing one ticket per year for 2/3rds of the number of cars on the roads in France...
 
Which is a lot...
 
Let's not kid ourselves, these figures do not represent the whole truth, but they only represent people who have been caught red-handed! In fact, the truth is inevitably harsher. When all is said and done, what matters is less knowing the number of fines than wondering how to avoid them; nor is it about escaping the vigilance of the police, but rather having neither the possibility nor the need ... nor the desire to reoffend.
 
Speeding? No. 1 position according to the statistics. But it is true that automatic speed cameras are zealous agents that do not falter. We are gradually evolving from a search for performance towards a society of well-being. A smart car that manages speed through connected navigation, anticipating risks thanks to real-time information on the state of the road and its environment represent the answers to a new demand. We are no longer mere pilots but beneficiaries of an increasingly complete life on board. Thus speed is not exceeded, but this is of no importance because our attention is transferred to new topics, new content that manufacturers are today able to bring to motorists.
 
Using a phone while driving has a much lower statistic, but it certainly is a greater reality because we are not often caught in the act. Bluetooth already allows “secure” conversations, but only advances in built-in electronics will really make them safe, as the driver’s focus will be less on vehicle control. In addition, communication is not limited to a simple phone call, but to a conversation between man and machine, thanks to an optimised HCI increasing access to voice, video, musical and fun content.
 
The car of tomorrow - today! - can only limit the some 4 million tickets for illegal parking. Parking assistance and even automatic parking leave no room for incomplete parking. Autonomous driving allows the development of valet functions, which will let the car pull over by itself in an agreed place. In a slightly more futuristic vision, cities will be freed from the “all-automobile” and vehicles will be parked most often at the entry to urban areas. Public transport will be multiplied thanks to the flexibility and adaptability of automated driving. The future of built in electronics will therefore deeply impact everyone's way of life. Getting a ticket in the city may just become impossible...
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