The appeal of self-driving cars

January 22, 2015

Self-driving cars would be on the wish-list of almost two thirds of motorists according to a poll by Motorpoint.
More than 1,350 people took part in an online survey by the UK car supermarket which found 59% of people quizzed would purchase the type of vehicle currently being put through its paces by Google in its self-driving car project when they eventually go on sale.
A number of car manufacturers are already looking at how they can expand the currently limited self-driving capabilities available such as adaptive cruise control and assisted parking to make autonomous driving cars a reality within the next few years. BMW, Mercedes, Volvo and Google of course are all testing models at the moment.
Mark Carpenter, managing director of Motorpoint, said: “It is clear from all the reports coming out of car manufacturers that it is only a matter of time before we see cars on UK roads that not only drive themselves but park themselves – something which motorists clearly welcome based on the results of our poll. Although there are still issues to address, such as who pays if the system fails and you have a crash, driving and the cars we drive are going to change like never before in the next few years thanks to the advent of exciting new technological advances.”

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