Cars of the Future: 5 Benefits of Autonomous Cars

paving workAutonomous cars are the wave of the future. As people realize that they can control their driving destiny without their hands on the wheel, they become very curious about the cars of the future.

Here are some of the incredible benefits of self-driving cars.

Autonomous Cars Don’t Crash

Let’s say you’re dealing with soft asphalt, bad lighting conditions, or worse rain than you’ve ever seen. You think you can handle it, but can you?

Self-driving cars are less prone to that sort of human error, or to manmade problems like speeding.

Problems like drug and alcohol use or texting-while-driving are nonissues. Plus, at the end of the day, machines will always be smarter than people. Case in point? Think about paver installation technologies. Smart driving means safer roads, and safer roads mean safer people.

That means fewer crashes and safer roads for everyone.

More Eco-Friendly

The majority of cars on the road are gas or ethanol powered, which means more CO2 emissions and higher prices at the pump.

Self-driving cars, on the other hand, will be primarily electric.

Gone are the days of paying way too much for gas.

Instead, you’ll be looking up guides to avoid paying too much for a place to park your awesome new self-driving car. And isn’t that the American dream?

Get Home Faster

People can be fools — and traffic jams prove it.

Traffic jams are caused by one person stopping and causing a domino effect where everybody on the highway has to stop. It can go for miles-and-miles, letting one dumb decision impact everyone on the road.

This isn’t a problem when you have autonomous cars. Instead of humans making mistakes behind the wheel, cars move at the right pace to avoid traffic jams caused by slow drivers or accidents. That means that the domino effect is gone, and traffic keeps moving.

Home is your paradise. Don’t spend more time on the highway than there.

Work On The Go

The average American worker makes $24.50 per hour. An hour is also about the amount of time we spend commuting both ways.

If you could work remotely for the hour spent getting to the office, that could mean an increase in pay of close to $50-a-day just for getting to work.

This boom to productivity would also have a major impact on the overall economy, meaning autonomous cars will be great money-making machines. Add in money saved on fuel, and this is going to protect your wallet, big time.

Accessibility

For many elderly and disabled people, driving a car just isn’t an option.

Blind people can’t drive. Neither can people with certain mental illnesses or physical disabilities. And the elderly are less able to drive due to their lowered reaction times.

In autonomous cars, even children will be able to drive.

This accessibility will improve the quality of life for disabled and elderly people, along with making it easier and cheaper to transport goods, pets, or other items.

Ultimately, whether you want to call them “autonomous vehicles,” “self-driving cars,” or “smart cars,” you should look forward to the cars of the future because, as the last term implies: they’re smart.