At present, it is estimated that approximately 1 in 3 individuals worldwide is highly susceptible to bouts of motion sickness, which can range from mild to severe in intensity. While there are many different types of pills available for consumers that are known to treat the symptoms associated with motion sickness, innovative technologies are being developed that will help minimize the prevalence of the condition even more astutely. UK tech company Ricardo Innovations is one such a developer that has created a technology that can decrease the risk of motion sickness in autonomous vehicles while simultaneously promising a range of benefits for more conventional vehicles.
Self-driven cars were invented to avoid the accidents that happen due to human error – and 93% of car accidents fall into this category. Over 1 million people die worldwide due to car accidents.
It means that if we could eliminate human errors, we could save more than 930 thousand of these people.
Technology is pumping into the auto industry like never before. Case in point: Self-driving cars are expected to see their heyday within the next 10-20 years, and mobility-as-a-service will be the next phenomenon to shake up the industry, much like the popular ride-sharing services before it.
In fact, up to 15 percent of new vehicles sold in 2030 are expected to be autonomous, according to research by McKinsey and Co. Still, other tech innovations are changing the landscapes of manufacturing and distribution in a much quicker fashion — and without the regulatory issues facing self-driving cars.
Here are three ways in which the auto industry of tomorrow will be disrupted for the better.
With Nevada passing the nation’s first law sanctioning autonomous vehicles in June 2011 (Assembly Bill No. 511), and driverless cars now being tested by Google, General Motors, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Volkswagon, as well as other car makers, how close are we to seeing these vehicles in every day life?
This infographic explores how driverless cars work, the legality of driverless cars, as well as their potential impact on one of today’s most dangerous and costly auto trends: distracted driving. Distracted driving accounts for hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle accidents, injuries and deaths each year, along with hundreds of billions of dollars in damages.