"Self-driving cars will eventually become commonplace"

Japanese designer for Ferrari, Ken Okuyama, is predicting a bright future for Google and Apple.

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Ken Okuyama, a popular designer for Ferrari, is making gloomy predictions concerning the future of vehicles that are not autonomous(self-driving.)

According to him, only two types of cars will be built soon.

The first, functional and autonomous, the second, luxury cars for only wealthy people.

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Thus, Okuyama is advising all carmakers to jump on the autonomous bandwagon or "risk becoming just suppliers to those (tech) companies.”

"Self-driving cars will eventually become commonplace ... as a result, carmakers will have to sell not only the hardware, but also the overall system to run the cars.”

The designer is set to unveil a $1.3 million car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

Last week, Pulse Nigeria reported another prediction.

While Okuyama still sees a future for cars, Jamais Cascio, a futurist and senior fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies,says no one will own cars in 25 years.

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