The automobile industry has significantly improved and revamped in the recent years. The introduction of electric cars has changed the conventional thoughts of cars producing hazardous gases due to the combustion of fuel. Self-Driving cars have been introduced and companies like Tesla, Google, Mercedes, BMW, Ford, Nissan and several tech companies that are having a go at autonomous vehicles.
With the interest of several tech giants in the development of self-driving vehicles, it seems like the future of self-driving vehicles is inevitable. It is no wonder that the number of self-driving vehicles will start to take over the manual cars in the upcoming years. According to a prediction by the Business Insider there will be over 10 million self-driving cars by 2020.
Some people may wonder how self-driving vehicles will help us create a better future. Therefore, we are going to highlight the advantages that self-driving vehicles can bring to the way of life.
Benefits of Self-Driving Cars
There are a bunch of advantages that autonomous cars would have for clarity we are going to divide it into broader terms, which are as follows:
Human errors cause more accidents than all the rest of the factors combined. The world of self-driving vehicles is not as mature as one would like for it to be, but even today it can lower the percentage of accidents to a significant amount. In 2014 alone, 32,675 people died in motor vehicles crashes and most of these crashes were caused because of distractions or the driver being under an influence.
It goes without saying that autonomous vehicles will not mitigate the collisions as whole. This can be contributed to the malfunction of machines. However, autonomous vehicles will reduce up to 90% of accidents. Is it better to be in control with greater risk or surrender control with lesser risk?
Time and Economic Efficiency
According to a report published by NHTSA or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents costs $242 Billion every year in the U.S alone.The amount could be significantly lowered after self-driving vehicles takes over. These vehicles will have a network of communication with other autonomous cars to make it safer for the passengers.
Think of all the time you have invested on driving since the day you got your driving license and all the times you had to travel alone on that boring commute. With self-driving cars, you can consume your time in a far better and entertaining way, for instance, drinking coffee on your way to work, watching YouTube, reading the news or even taking a nap if you have a tough schedule.
Better use of Infrastructure
Too much of our infrastructure goes into storing our empty cars, the parking lots and even the streets are stuffed with cars. If self-driving cars could provide pick and drop when they are required to do so and park themselves out of the city that would bring a significant different to how we use our infrastructure.
Autonomous cars will have a positive impact on the way we live our lives. They can be beneficial in almost every way possible. The unending struggle towards a better future is inevitable.