Advantages of driverless cars
The clearest advantage is safety and by removing the cause of more than 90% of accidents (humans), driverless cars can’t help but be safer. But it’s not just lives that could be saved – if cars truly were self-driving, we could claw back six working weeks – the average driver spends a whopping 235 hours a year just driving. Think of what you could do whilst your car drove itself – read a book, watch a film or prepare for that meeting you’re rushing to.
Driverless cars would also be designed to communicate with each other, sensing where they are in relation to other cars and using this information to plot the best and most efficient route to destinations based on traffic. In turn this would reduce congestion and emissions produced by idling engines in traffic jams.
Self-driving cars also open a wealth of opportunity to those that currently struggle with independent mobility – the elderly, those with disabilities that prevent them from driving. Thirty one percent of women do not have a full driving licence, neither do nearly half (46%) of 17-30 year olds, being mobile brings greater opportunity for social inclusion providing happier and less isolated lives.
Now, if you really want to see what people are thinking then have a look here as kids compare driverless cars.