Self-driving is the future
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.