Most experts would agree that the future of the auto industry lies in the continued rollout of autonomous and electric vehicles. While most people believe that this could provide a safe and environmentally efficient way to get around, there are a variety of other benefits as well that some people may not be considering.
Reduced Mobility and Transportation Costs
One of the main side effects and advantages of electronic auto vehicles is that they will make getting around much more affordable. Today, taking a taxi or a ride-share service is among the most popular ways of getting around a community. While these services may already seem somewhat affordable, they are bound to get cheaper in the future. One electric and auto vehicles are rolled out in higher numbers, the cost for a driver and fuel will dwindle down considerably. Some believe that the cost of a ride could drop by as much as 90%.
More Car Interaction
One of the biggest ways that cars will change in the coming years is how they will interact with other vehicles on the road. In the come years, the average car is expected to share data in the same way that a cellular device will. This will allow cars to share information with each other regarding traffic patterns, rider destinations, and a variety of other factors. This interaction will help to make riding in these cars more efficient and safe.
Change in Roadways
While the cars will be changing a lot in the coming years, so will infrastructure. Cars of the future will likely be designed a lot different so roads may not need to be so durable. Furthermore, since most people will no longer need to own a car, there may no longer be a need for larger parking lots. This will allow a city to tear down an ugly concrete parking garage and replace it with a park or more attractive building. Some believe that cities could see their asphalt usage decline by up to 30%.
Cars Will Last Longer
Cars have continued to be more durable in recent years. This trend is bound to continue in the future as well. In the coming years, it is expected that a driverless car could last for well over 20 years if it is properly cared for.