As technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, the fact of the matter is that the age of self-driven automotive cars will soon be upon us. Various major technology companies have been hard at work trying to optimise this technology to make it feasible to be utilised in the current scenario, and this effort has paid off in dividends. In fact, in less than a decade, connected car solutions will become the norm when it comes to transportation, which is a fantastic reality to think of. Here are some of the various ways in which self-driven automotive cars can benefits society as a whole:
- Lowering the rate of accidents: More than 80% of road accidents are caused mainly due to the mistake of humans. Recklessness, drunk driving, lack of attention, and a host of other problems are some of the major reasons for the widespread prevalence of these accidents. By adopting and universalising the system of automotive connected cars, automated vehicles can mitigate this risk, if not eliminate it.
- Fewer traffic jams: Human selfishness is the primary cause for the prevalence of traffic jams in today’s day-and-age. The prevailing need to stay ahead of everyone else – no matter what the cost – is a sad truth that one needs to accept if they want to get into the root for the cause of these traffic jams. This can lead to unpleasant and unwanted situations where a massive section of the road gets caught in avoidable congestions, mainly due to this inherent selfishness. By making smart cars the norm, such traffic jams can become a thing of the past due to the logical and unselfish decision making of the AI controlling all the vehicles.
- Increases vehicle efficiency: The whole point of connected car solutions is to inter-connect every automotive car that will help facilitate a seamless level of integration of these vehicles and also allow for greater transparency of information. It goes without saying that this can be extremely useful during certain unforeseen situations, such as when roads might get obstructed for some reason or the other. This information can be relayed over to other cars, and they can subsequently optimise the route to avoid any unnecessary delays. The infuriating search for parking spaces can also be negated with smart AI, since they will already have perfect knowledge regarding the ideal parking space one can get.
- Improves overall mobility: Many people drive vehicles without a license, which is an extremely worrying statistic. Certain sections of the population like children, the disabled and elderly folk will also have a hard time availing for mobility services since they don’t have the cognitive means to drive a vehicle. Thankfully, Car-as-a-service technology can help overcome this obstacle, since cars will no longer require qualified drivers. Connected car solutions can also lead to other benefits in the same vein, such as increased speed limits (due to the lowered risk of accidents), and elimination of things like traffic personnel and traffic lights, among other things.
The points mentioned above make it clear that smart cars are the future of the automotive industry, and it’s only a matter of time before this technology becomes commonplace in the world. After all, these benefits will prove to be invaluable when it comes to uplifting the current state of mobility.