Unless you have absolutely zero interest in cars, you will already know that the driverless versions are soon going to be a more common sight. Also known as Autonomous Vehicles, these amazing inventions were once simply the figment of a designer’s imagination. It is estimated that in less than 10 years, these will be a common sight on our highways, whether we are ready or not. This article looks at 4positive changes that driverless cars are soon going to be bringing to our world.
Time is a commodity
No matter how fast you may be able to drive, at the moment you really can’t multitask at the same time. Driverless cars will literally add hours to your daily routine if you are pushed for time. Even that 30 or 40-minute daily commute will seriously work in your favor. Just imagine being able to reclaim all of that time and start using it for catching up with just about anything you please. Even and extra 20 minutes sleep could soon be a possibility. You day will soon be extended, and you needn’t arrive home feeling shattered because you could use that time to relax and recharge those batteries.
Accidents can happen?
Sadly, vehicle collisions are still very much a part of daily life and even the ones that aren’t life-threatening can cause many issues after the event. Insurance claims blame and stress all add up to a nasty experience that many of us know all too well. Driverless cars will not only reduce the likelihood of these happening, but of they do, surely the court case that ensues will be between the manufacturers of these Autonomous Vehicles? Insurance companies will need to totally rewrite their policy books and the sooner they start taking more of the blame, the better it is for us.
For those out there who worry about scratching their brand new cars when attempting a parking maneuver, those days could soon be history. These awesome vehicles will be able to park perfectly while you can sit back and chill out. They can even drop you off at the pavement and get on with the serious work of parking whilst you check out your lipstick or perhaps call ahead for that reservation.
Okay, although these fiendishly clever contraptions won’t exactly be cheap, after a while, the costs will start to fall. Once the market starts to flood with driverless cars, the competition will surely start to drive those prices down. There will be fleets of these autonomous vehicles trying to get business and that means you will be able to literally drive a hard bargain. The materials and workmanship that goes into designing them will eventually become commonplace and the consumer market will dictate that the costs of these will drop over time.
Driverless cars will soon be a part of every major vehicle brand, so the likes of Land Rover and Ford will already be looking at upgrading their existing fleet. So get ready to join the rest of the world when the time comes to embrace a new generation of transportation!