New research from Direct Line Car Insurance reveals that Brits could save 13 days a year on average with the introduction of driverless cars.
Statistics show that people currently spend an average of 13 days a year driving and as much as two years behind the wheel over the course of their lifetime. A staggering 52% of the journeys made are by commuting alone, so if driving responsibilities are to be eliminated as a result of driverless vehicles, this enables people to use commuting time more productively.
With a third of drivers (35 per cent) reporting that they would welcome the introduction of driverless cars, it is something which could most definitely change the way we commute forever.
The survey asked British citizens would spend their time in a driverless car, if they weren’t required to concentrate on controlling a vehicle, and the results show the following responses:
Men are more likely to use the extra time sleeping (24%) than women (18%) and catching up on their favourite TV programme (18% vs. 14% women).
The technology which enables cars to drive themselves is already here but how long it will be before legislative and other necessary changes are made to enable drivers to permanently take their hands off the wheel, remains to be seen. However, the general public, on average, believe that it will be 11 years before autonomous vehicles are seen navigating the UK’s roads.
You can already improve your productivity with a few simple changes to the way you commute. Carpooling enables you to commute more efficiently, saving money, time and reducing the hassle involved in trying to find a car parking space. Because Faxi is working with organisations promoting more sustainable transport alternatives, these businesses can offer priority car parking spaces to those who carpool to work – enabling employees to free up time and reduce their daily travel and parking costs.
For more information about how Faxi corporate carpooling works, get in touch.
1. Research conducted by Opinium 18 – 21 October 2016 amongst a representative sample size of 2,004 UK adults. Direct Line Car Insurance.
2. Calculation – hours spent driving each week x 52 weeks x 58 years