With the rapidly developing technology of the modern world, it’s only a matter of time before the age of self-driven automotive cars is upon us. Companies like Google have been hard at work trying to optimize this technology in order to make it feasible to be utilized in the modern world, and this effort has paid off. It is expected that by 2025, autonomous car-as-a-service technology will – at the very least – start populating roads, if not become the standard mode of transportation. Here are some ways in which self-driven automotive cars can impact society for the better:
- Lowering the rate of accidents: More that 80% of accidents are caused due to human error. This can be in the form of recklessness, drunk driving, failure to pay attention, and a host of other problems that humans bring upon themselves. By adopting and universalizing the system of connected car services, automated vehicles can mitigate this risk, if not eliminate it completely.
- Fewer traffic jams: The majority of traffic jams are caused by human selfishness, i.e. the need to stay ahead of everyone else, no matter what the cost. This can lead to situations where an entire section of traffic gets caught in unnecessary congestions due to this inherent selfishness. By making connected car services the norm, such traffic jams can become a thing of the past due to logical and unselfish decision making of the AI controlling all the vehicles.
- Increases vehicle efficiency: The whole point of connected car services is to inter-connect each and every automotive car in order to facilitate seamless integration of these vehicles and allow transparency on information. This can be extremely useful during certain situations where there might be unforeseen obstructions on the road, since this information can be sent over to other cars and they can optimize the route to avoid this particular obstacle. Not only this, but the infuriating search for parking spaces can also be eliminated since – through connected car services – the AI will already have perfect knowledge regarding the perfect parking space one can get.
- Improves overall mobility: A huge chunk of the world population drives vehicles without a license, which can be extremely problematic. Children, disabled and the elderly also have a hard time with moving around since not all of them are fit, qualified, or ready to drive automotive cars. Car-as-a-service technology can help overcome this obstacle since cars will – obviously – no longer required qualified drivers. Connected car services can also lead to other benefits in the same vein, such as increased speed limits (due to the lowered risk of accidents), and elimination of things like traffic personnel and traffic lights, among other things.