Time and again we have learnt and read as how Driverless cars can reduce the number of preventable accidents and other mishappenings across the globe. The fact that it being such a highly regarded topic, gives it all the more attention globally. Over 33,000 people are said to be dying every year as a result of automobile and truck accidents. This carnage has encouraged the development of driverless cars and it won’t be long before that technology is a reality.
Most people learn rules of the road from driver’s education or from the experience behind the wheel over a long period of time. After a while it is only natural for drivers to become complacent and not have the heightened awareness of safety that should exist every time we get behind the wheel. Computers are programmed to follow road laws. They don’t drive while tired, drunk or under the influence – all of which can be extremely dangerous.
Driverless cars will allow disabled individuals to get around in their own cars with a new freedom of enhanced mobility. Truly driverless cars will allow car owners to accomplish other tasks while driving. While all of this sounds futuristic, over time, higher speed limits will be able to be set because computers can calculate the operation of a vehicle safely even with faster speeds. Many cars currently have autonomous braking and proximity warning systems incorporated already.