Business sector likely to be first to adopt driverless cars by 2025
Businesses are likely to be an early adopter of safer, more sustainable automated cars due to high turnover of vehicles and ability to invest in longer-term options
In 2014, the European car magazine Auto Bild drove a Mercedes C220 on autopilot for 965 kilometres (600 miles), only twice applying the brake and barely touching the steering wheel. The automated vehicle, no longer the stuff of science fiction, is on the cusp of revolutionising the way companies do business.
Half of new road vehicles are registered by companies rather than individuals, and foresighted organisations are redesigning their fleets. “Everyone in the industry is looking at this”, says James Hookham, managing director for policy and communications at the Freight Transport Association.
Source: Guardian Transport