Self-driv­ing is the fu­ture

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Cars fit­ted with the lat­est au­ton­o­mous tech­nolo­gies will bring huge ben­e­fits to the per­sonal mo­bil­ity of the dis­abled, vis­ually im­paired and the el­derly, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey of the Bri­tish pub­lic con­ducted by Nis­san.

More than 60 per cent of re­spon­dents felt im­proved mo­bil­ity for every­one was the pri­mary ad­van­tage of au­ton­o­mous cars.

This ben­e­fit out­weighed con­cerns of the pos­si­bil­ity of a mal­func­tion or not hav­ing full con­trol of the ve­hi­cle, which for 53 per cent of the in­ter­vie­wees was the big­gest safety con­cern.

Half of those sur­veyed felt a re­duc­tion in ac­ci­dents caused by hu­man er­ror would also be a pos­i­tive out­come of the new tech­nol­ogy, fol­lowed by lower stress lev­els for driv­ers.

One in three Bri­tish res­i­dents claimed to be ex­cited about the pos­si­bil­ity of more self-driv­ing cars and al­most half of the 1,000 peo­ple sur­veyed said they would be com­fort­able trav­el­ling in one.

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