First and foremost, the introduction of such vehicles into use will increase the capabilities of those who do not have a physical chance to use conventional cars. The contribution to the economy will be about 8 billion pounds sterling: this will happen, among other things, thanks to the possibility of opening about 320,000 new jobs.
With regard to the earnings of users themselves, it is assumed that the use of self-driving vehicles will increase the earnings of physically restricted citizens to 8,500 pounds per year.
At the moment, there is an opinion that it will be possible to fully automate transport traffic by 2030. As for the future users, more than half of them, about 60% sincerely believes that using such technologies will significantly improve the standards of living. If we take separately the statistics of the young segment of the audience (from 17 to 24 years), then the indicator can be raised to 70%.
People believe that the use of such techniques will enhance the possibilities for everyone in everyday life, make the movement not only more accessible but also safer. The UK is currently considered the most promising for the development of such technologies. Therefore, most likely, the fastest progress will come to the UK.
If to speak about other advantages, use of the newest technologies will help to get rid of traffic jams on roads, will solve a problem with parking places. Already, there are active tests of self-driving vehicles from Uber and Nissan on the roads of America and England, the implementation of the project is becoming more and more perceptible.
As for more everyday pluses, the introduction of such technology will allow people to get out of the house more often, visit clubs of interest, restaurants, actively engage in their hobbies without restrictions in mobility. Also, self-driving vehicles can be used to make it easier to get to the points of medical care. Even now, statisticians say that the use of such equipment will allow expanding the boundaries for training more than a million students.
Impressive results concern safety: about 25,000 car accidents will be prevented and more than 2,500 lives saved by 2030. The future is already close, and it is extremely inspiring.