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The Biggest Advantage of Driverless Cars


We are on the verge of another widespread technological breakthrough that will allow computers to drive vehicles automatically without any human involvement. This new technology is call autonomous or driverless car.

In my opinion, the biggest advantage of autonomous cars will be the extra time that it will give people. Previously, drivers must primarily concentrate on driving their cars and maybe also listen to the radio or talk to someone. In the near future, ex-drivers will use their commute times for personal entertainment and work productivity.


Since ex-drivers will soon have spare time while confined to their cars, mobile devices (such as smart phones, tablet computers, laptops, etc.) will become even more popular for both personal and work usage. Conversely, I think driverless cars will be the final death knell for car radios. In my opinion, very few people would chose to continue listening to car radios while being chauffeured by driverless cars, because people prefer visual sources of entertainment. For instance, would you rather watch and listen to a television or just listen to a radio?

Therefore, I think it is safe to conclude that the extra time will be well worth the extra costs of autonomous vehicles.

by Phil for Humanity
on 20120301

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