There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about autonomous vehicles in the fleet management industry, but there are also many reasons to be cautious.
Some quick benefits of autonomous vehicles include:
- Increased safety
- Increased road capacity
- Increased fuel efficiency
- Reduced pollution
- Reduced driver costs
While there are benefits, there are also challenges, including:
- Increased equipment/maintenance costs
- New risks, like system failures and offsetting behavior
- Cyber security and/or vulnerability to hacking
- Reduced employment opportunities for drivers
Did you take our quiz on autonomous vehicles? Check out the answer key below:
Q1: What percentage of accidents are caused by human error?
Q2: According to Dr. Egil Juliussen of IHS Automotive, self-driving cars will represent __ percent of worldwide vehicle fleets by 2035 and nearly __ percent by 2050.
A: 9% and 100%
Q3: True or False: According to the NHTSA, there are four levels of vehicle automation.
A: False. (There are six levels)
Q4: As of May 2017, ___ car and car parts manufacturers have announced that they’re working to develop autonomous cars.
Q5: According to studies, it takes at least how many seconds for a human to resume control of a self-driving vehicle?
A: 10 seconds