Not only will the economy receive a boost from faster transport times and fewer accidents, but individual business workers could work smarter and get more done....
As a Citroen driverless car takes its first road trip across Spain, we are one step closer to automated vehicles becoming an everyday reality. Mass production of fully autonomous cars are expected from 2020, with the goal of improving safety. However, there could be another huge advantage for entrepreneurs. Not only will the economy receive a boost from faster transport times and fewer accidents, but individual business workers could work smarter and get more done.
Working On The Go
Being distracted while driving is a leading cause of accidents, yet it is incredibly common. 15% of Spanish drivers admit to sending a text or email while driving in the last 30 days. Presumably, these people don’t feel they have the time to wait until their destination to carry out their business. Finding yourself a car takes time, so it is understandable that you’d prefer this private and fast means of transport. While you can get plenty done on the train, you’ll waste time getting to and from the station and have to deal with delays. A self-driving car offers all the benefits of public transport, with the speed, efficiency and privacy of a car.
More Time To Be Creative
Driving requires a serious amount of brain power. You have to fully concentrate on what you are doing to get to your destination and avoid hazards.
This means that it can be hard to get into a creative brainstorming session. If you choose to use a self-driving vehicle, you can devote all your attention to work. The commute is one of the biggest wastes of time and being able to harness that time each day for being creative could give you that crucial edge.
Logistics of Transportation
In a world where all vehicles were fully automated, traffic jams would be a thing of the past. Rather than having to wait at crossroads for a clearing, robotic cars will be able to continuously move and avoid crashes. This improved flow should dramatically cut down journey times. You can spend more time at the office and visit many more clients in a single work day. We are on the edge of a technological revolution.
Not only will fully autonomous vehicles save lives, but they’ll also free workers up to be more productive. Without needing to take public transport, you could do work on your commute and get to the office more quickly. This allows more time for creative thinking and a boost to the economy overall.