What’s the Future of Driving Schools Leeds with Driverless Cars?

One of the challenges faced by driving schools Leeds in the future is the advancement of modern transport technology that may eventually cease them from existing – the creation of completely driverless cars. If the future of our roads will see no more drivers controlling any cars running on the streets, drivers and driving schools will become a thing of the past.

However, many people believe it may only happen too far in the future when no one else of today’s generations will be alive, let’s say after 100 years or so. If it will happen this far, then driving schools of today have nothing to worry.

A new study has showed that one in three British drivers said they wouldn’t get into a driverless car because of fears about reliability, safety, and lack of control. These drivers just gave their reactions following the government’s recent announcement to provide a funding of £19 million to make driverless cars a reality in Britain.

Aside from this number or a third of all British drivers refusing to get into a driverless car, a half of them or around 48 % said they wouldn’t consider buying this type of vehicle in the future. Only a quarter or 24 % said they would think of buying a driverless car such as the most advanced type which has no more steering wheel, a totally driverless.

A study conducted by SPA Future Thinking has showed British drivers are too sceptical about driverless vehicles. They are 80 % of all British drivers who believe this type of vehicle must have a steering wheel so occupants can take control immediately if it’s necessary or malfunction occurs. Only six percent of all respondents in the study thought no driver controls for this type are needed.

The study further revealed that only 17 % of British drivers believe that driverless cars will remove the requirement for a driving test in the future. This suggests that British drivers are reluctant to embrace this new technology at this point in time of our generation.

SPA Future Thinking Managing Director Richard Barton said: “The key issue being highlighted in the research is that people who want a driverless car to have controls to use if necessary is 80 %. This raises a significant issue of liabilities if accidents will happen that the Highway Code and insurers need to address clearly before anyone can be a backseat driver to any driverless car.”

The main benefits of driverless cars as seen by the motorists are as follows:

(1.) Increased safety on the roads – 18 %

(2.) Fewer road accidents – eight per cent

(3.) The occupants are able to do other activities such as working or reading while travelling – 6%.

However, a lot of negative implications were cited by the respondents such as the following technological malfunctions:

(1.) The threat of hacking or viruses – 18%

(2.) Danger to the public  – 15%

(3.) Lack of control  – 11%

(4.) Still unproven technology – 8%

“The United Kingdom has the excellent heritage of being at the forefront of transport technology and development, and it’s too encouraging to witness the progressive attitude of British government towards technological innovations with tremendous accident reduction potential and making the flow of traffic more smoothly,” Barton said.

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