Whether you’ll agree with this list of ten benefits of self-driving cars depends largely upon where you are in terms of your appreciation or disdain for automobiles.
If you’re in the camp of automotive enthusiasts who love to drive, and consider driving both a sport and an art form odds are you’re not looking forward to the day when self-driving cars are mandated. And yes, it does appear that day is on the horizon, as self-driving cars become more and more adept and the technology becomes more affordable to a broader range of automobiles.
If you’re among the people who consider cars merely appliances, nothing more than tools for getting from Atlantic avenue to Broadway, you’re probably looking forward to the day when cars become smart enough to go where you tell them to with minimal physical involvement on your part. Regardless of where you fall within the spectrum of drivers however, you will experience a number of benefits from self-driving cars—once there are enough of them on the roads to make a difference that is.
The non-profit Eno Center for Transportation—named for William Phelps Eno—the individual credited with developing the first traffic plans for New York, London, and Paris, as well as helping to invent stop signs, taxi stands, pedestrian safety islands, and other traffic features commonly used throughout the world, conducted a study regarding self-driving cars. The Eno Center’s study found it would take somewhere around ten percent of all cars on the road to be self-driving before benefits were experienced by all drivers whether they were in a self-driving car or not.
The benefits of self-driving cars will include…