Published on July 25th, 2016 | by Guest


What actually are the implications of the driverless car revolution?

As you may have seen on the news or read in any online publication recently there is a big shake up in the car world. Driverless vehicles.

We can’t go a day or two without somebody covering the latest story – whether it be Google and their testing or the fact that a driverless bus recently completed its first unmanned trip.

We have come a long way since 1886 and the technology is moving at such a rapid rate that it can be difficult to keep up. The RAC Shop recently teamed up with 6 motoring experts to look at how we have ended up being so close to seeing driverless cars on the road, what the pros and cons are and what we might expect to see in the future.

The research and opinions put together in this graphic detail the safety implications that some experts are expressing concern over. Whilst the goal of driverless vehicles is to reduce traffic accidents and save lives there is a worry that we technology moves quicker than legislation and the ability for the general public to adapt.

This will of course cause concern in the eyes of the general public. We need to be able to express both the benefits (less time focused on driving, battling driver fatigue, reducing congestion and accessibility) and the negatives (expensive, hacking, potential safety issues, public perception) at the same time as allowing the laws to passed and their acceptance to grow at a natural rate.

Driverless cars are close to reality but we need to make sure that reality is ready for them.

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