One of the greatest inventions of our time may just be computer driven automobiles and we are going to see them much sooner than we expect.

No wonder Google, Caltech and many other visionary companies are investing heavily on this technology and it may not just be about safety and convenience.

These cars can coordinate and cooperate to reduce congestion, commute times and fuel consumption.

Imagine door-to-door taxis, shuttles or even limos that are more comfortable and cheaper than driving yourself home. They will make the commute a more enjoyable experience and pool customers to get their price advantage.

How about socializing and sipping on a glass of wine or coffee on your way back home?