Popular things to do in driverless cars!
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In April The Daily Telegraph reported that the Government has given financial backing to a consortium – consisting of FiveAI, Direct Line, the University of Oxford, Transport for London and the Transport Research Laboratory – to research and develop a self-driving technology. The plan is then to demonstrate a fully-working driverless car system in London in the third quarter of 2019. The trial plans to use around 10 electric cars, that can be summoned by a Smartphone app to relay commuters to work.
But this got us wondering: what kind of things could you do in a driverless car? It is a burning question: if people no longer have to spend time controlling their vehicles, what will they do instead?
Interestingly there has already been some research on this very topic. In 2015, the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, conducted a survey and came up with the following top ten answers. The top answer was chosen by 59% of both male and female respondents!
1. Use mobile devices
This is not surprising but a bit of a let-down really. All that potential time gained and we would waste it checking our phone or tablet! It appears that what we really want is more time with our smartphones without being a safety risk.
Well who doesn’t already eat in their car? Sometimes you just run out of time and it’s the only option. But it never quite works. Trying to coordinate eyes,hands and mouth is complicated and unsafe. How much better to enjoy a quick lunch on the move when you don’t need to concentrate on actually driving!
Sometimes the most relaxing thing is to turn off all the technology and immerse yourself in a good book. Not possible when you’re driving but driverless cars put reading firmly back on the agenda.
4. Watch movies
For longer journeys you may want to indulge in a favourite movie. In fact Ford has already issued a patent for a self-driving car that is also equipped as a mobile cinema.
When you’re up against it work-wise, every second counts. Just as many commuters work on the train, they will now be able to do likewise in a driverless car.
6. Sort out personal finances
Another time-consuming task for many of us is sorting out our personal administration and paying bills. Taking a journey by driverless car would enable you to use this new slot of time to clear all these kind of mundane tasks, ready to enjoy yourself once you reach your destination.
7. Play video games
Not necessarily everyone’s cup of tea, but the Carnegie Mellon study found that people aged 18 to 35 are looking forward to playing video games while being chauffeured. Good news for the gaming industry!
8. Put on makeup
OK some women already do this on the train but others are a little more reserved about this. But a driverless car provides the privacy to put on makeup without an audience – and buys you a few more minutes in bed in the morning!
That’s right, women (or men, for that matter) who normally wear makeup might now leave the house without it – that’s what they will use the car ride for. Depending on makeup habits, this could mean 15 (or 30? 60?) more minutes sleep in the morning.
9. Plan as you go
Because you’re not driving you don’t need to plan your route before you leave. You can just get into the driverless car and make it up as you go. If you do not have a particular route in mind then the car will be capable of recommending either the fastest or most scenic route to get there.
It had to be in there! Our society’s obsession with selfies is bound to extend to the driverless car: just think how many selfies you see already in conventional cars. Be prepared for an increased flurry of selfies as people cotton on to the fact that driverless cars can be used as photo studios!
What would you add to this list? Could a driverless car really combine the best of both worlds: the convenience of your own car with the luxury of being driven around? Don’t miss out! If you are having financial problems then why not apply for a bad credit logbook loan? You can borrow from £400 up to £50,000 over a period of 12-36 months whilst still keeping the use of your own car. Get in touch with us today to find out more: with money worries out of the way you can enjoy planning ahead for the era of the driverless car!