Thousands of people lose their lives on the roads every year. This is one of the things that have led to the development of self driving cars. This is because most of the accidents that occur on the roads are a result of driver carelessness.
It is believed that the self driving car technology will tremendously reduce the number of accident that take place on the roads every year. Self driving cars have many advantages. The advantages include;
They can prevent accidents that are caused by human error
A computer is an ideal motorist. A computer will stick to the commands that it is supposed to follow at all times. Unlike human drivers, there will be no time when a computer will get distracted. Computers make use of complicated algorithms to determine the distance from another vehicle, stopping distance, appropriate speed and other data that significantly help to reduce the probability of car accidents occurring.
Drunk driving is a major problem on the roads. Many people have lost their lives and there are many other who have received permanent injuries because of driver who drive while drunk. The cases of drunk driving will not be there when the computers take control of the cars. People can drink all they want but still get home safely.
The driver can use the time that would have been for driving to do other things
When all car on the roads are self driving, the people who would be driving them will use the driving time to do other important things. They will not waste their time on traffic or controlling car so that it takes them to the places they want to go. When they want to go somewhere, they will just sit in the car and concentrate on other things that they need to do. There is a lot of things that can be done with the time that would have been used for driving.
Disabled individual will enjoy enhanced mobility
Disabled people need help from other people to be able to use public transport. They need to find a driver when they want to move from one place to another. This will not be the case when the regular cars are replaced by self driving cars. These cars will take them to any place they want to go to. They will not need assistance from other people to travel to different places that they want to go to. This reduces their dependence on other people.