The car can drive itself.
Driverless cars are being developed by Google, Tesla and Uber. They can drive on quickly-moving highways, navigate traffic in the city, and even park themselves!1
It uses sensors to detect other cars in its path and make decisions based on what it sees.2
The car will learn from your routine driving style to complete its programming.3
It can get you to the door.
Ah, the driverless car. I for one can’t wait to stop driving and let the car chauffeur me home from work each day. It really sounds like a dream come true: the car picks you up at your door and then drops you off right in front of your destination (or as close to it as possible). While being driven, you can send that last work email or pick out a Netflix movie for later. No more parking hassles! You’re delivered right to your destination’s doorstep every single time.
It’s better than taxis for people with disabilities.
The main advantage of driverless cars over taxis is that they can get right up to the door and stay there while you get in. Since they have no drivers, their doors open vertically, as opposed to horizontally like a taxi’s do. This will save time and energy for anyone who struggles with walking. Inside the driverless cars, passengers can push buttons to take them where they need to go. They don’t have to worry about getting ripped off or treated badly by drivers who ask for extra money, or who drive recklessly just because their passenger is blind and can’t see what’s going on.
Another benefit for people with disabilities is that driverless cars will lower the cost of transportation overall. People won’t need to own expensive vehicles just so they can enjoy personal mobility—and as more people switch from buying their own cars to using public transportation like driverless cars, more parking space will become available for disabled drivers who still want or need to operate their own vehicles.
Driverless cars are changing everything about travel.
The age of driverless cars is upon us, and nothing will ever be the same again. For one thing, the world will be much safer: car accidents kill approximately 1.25 million people per year globally and 94 percent of them are caused by human error. In addition, there will never again be a need to worry about drunks behind the wheel on New Year’s Eve—driverless cars won’t drink and drive. And traffic jams? A thing of the past; computers are much better at coordinating than humans are.
Driverless cars will also change our cities for the better: no more parking structures that take up valuable real estate in downtown areas because autonomous vehicles can just keep going around until they’re needed again by their owners. Plus, they don’t even have to stay in a lane; if necessary, they can travel right next to each other at high speeds, making way for more efficient use of space on streets (and freeways). And speaking of freeways—no need for those anymore either! Cars that drive themselves don’t require drivers sitting idle during rush hour traffic jams so they can get to work or home after being stuck all day long in bumper-to-bumper hellishness while wasting precious time…and gas money!Driverless cars are not just about you, the passenger. They’re also about helping people who have trouble getting around town. Whether you have a physical disability or live in a rural area, driverless cars can help you get where you need to go, and they can do it more affordably than other options.
Driverless cars have some big advantages over traditional ride-sharing services:
-You set your own schedule. You don’t need to call for a ride and be at the mercy of someone else’s availability. Instead, you tell your vehicle when and where you want to go, and it gets you there—and picks you up when you want to get back home.
-It’s cheaper than a taxi or Uber. A single ride costs less than what you’d pay for an Uber or cab service.
-It’s safer than a taxi or Uber. Driverless cars are programmed not to break any traffic rules—they’ll never speed, run red lights, or text while driving.
We all know the term “driverless car,” but what does it really mean? We’re here to tell you that it’s about way more than just you, the passenger. It’s about you, and your family and friends, and your neighbors—everyone around you who can benefit from these vehicles.
Whether you are a passenger in need of a ride to the airport or an elderly person who has trouble traveling on foot, driverless cars can help you get where you need to go. Let’s say you are having a party with your neighbors, who are all elderly themselves. Driverless cars will help them get to the party by picking them up at their homes and delivering them right to your front door.
Driverless cars have been tested in several states, and they have passed all tests with flying colors—in fact, they’ve never even had an accident! So ditch your driver’s license and embrace the future today by getting a driverless car for yourself or for someone you care about!
Driverless cars are a technology that’s been talked about for a while, but has yet to really take off. And that’s because the focus has been almost entirely on how driverless cars would benefit the passenger—making their commute easier, allowing them to catch up on emails or watch a movie.
But what about all the other people who stand to benefit from this exciting new field? People who, due to disability or other factors, would be able to get out of the house more if transportation were more available? People who are living in areas where public transit is not easily accessible and would love to have a cost-effective alternative to owning their own vehicle and paying for gas, insurance, and repairs?
Driverless cars can offer that solution. Because they don’t require a human driver, they can be deployed by companies like Uber or Lyft at lower rates than traditional ride shares because of the fact that there is no driver to pay. This low-cost option makes it easier for people with disabilities to “hire” a driverless car rather than relying on family members or caretakers to drive them everywhere. And because these vehicles can drive themselves directly up to your front door (or wherever you happen to be), it eliminates the need for assistance getting into and out
Driverless cars are the future of travel.
They’re efficient, environmentally-friendly, and convenient. But here’s something you might not have thought of: they’re also great for people with disabilities.
If you think about it, driverless cars can offer a lot more than just ease of travel. They can also offer peace of mind and a little extra freedom for people who need it.
Imagine what it would be like to have a car that could drive you right up to your front door when you’ve got groceries or packages, or that could help you make sure your kids get home from school safely. In our increasingly digital world, that kind of convenience is invaluable—especially if you face mobility issues.
When you think about driverless cars, what do you think of?
We’re going to guess that most of the time, your thoughts are focused on how convenient it will be for you, personally, as a passenger. You’ll be able to read the paper or your favorite book on the way to work or school, and you can take a nap on the way home.
And that’s all well and good—but there’s more to it than that.
For many people with disabilities (or those who are elderly) who are unable to drive themselves, driverless cars can provide access and freedom to their communities and places they want to go. This can mean anything from grocery shopping to taking their children to school or going out for a night on the town with friends.
Driverless vehicles have been designed with this in mind; they are more than just vehicles for personal use. They are also vehicles of access and community inclusion. And that’s something we should all be excited about.
We’ve all been there: You’re taking an Uber or Lyft home, but the driver decides to take you right up to the door. This is a great idea in theory, but it’s also 3:30 a.m., and you don’t want to wake your roommates while they’re sleeping. So you tell the driver that it’s OK to drop you off a few blocks from home, and then you make your way back by yourself.
But now, there’s no need for that awkward conversation on the phone about where to be dropped off! Driverless cars can get you right up to the door—no need for the extra walk back home—so that you can get into bed even earlier (or later) than planned.
And of course, it’s not just about getting to sleep faster. Driverless cars are also great for people who have disabilities that make driving difficult or impossible. For example, if you have difficulty seeing, these cars will be able to help you get around without having to rely on a friend or family member as an intermediary.
Driverless cars are also going to help cut down on traffic accidents and road rage incidents by taking drivers out of the equation altogether—and drivers who have road rage often have anger management issues in
When we think about the benefits of driverless cars, our minds often go to the passengers. It’s true that passengers can be more relaxed and enjoy the ride in a driverless car. And it’s certainly true that people who cannot drive themselves (like children) can get where they want to go without relying on someone else to take them there.
But driverless cars are good for more than just us, their human riders! They also help us build communities.
Driverless cars are programmed to drive at a speed limit appropriate for the road and situation, which means they’re a great way to keep traffic flowing smoothly through your neighborhood. This is especially true with smaller streets, as slower-moving cars mean safer roads for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers.
Driverless cars also enable elderly or disabled residents to get around more easily than ever before. A person with limited mobility can now schedule a driverless car to pick them up at their home and take them wherever they need to go without having to rely on another person—or even be able to walk!
As you think about the future of transportation in your community, don’t forget that driverless cars have something for everyone: better traffic flow and ease of movement for all residents.