Driverless Cars and the Future of Body Shops
Driverless Cars: What We Know
Driverless cars, also known as autonomous cars or self-driving cars, use a system of automated intelligence (AI) along with sensors and other tech to travel without a human driver behind the wheel. With people no longer having to drive themselves everywhere, industries all across the world will be hard hit.
Hotels and airlines for example. If you could nap or relax while cruising to your destination, there would be little need to stop for rest or to take a plane for longer distances. The same is true with auto part makers and even litigators.
But if body shops will be the second hardest hit by the introduction of driverless cars into the mainstream, which industry ranks first? The car insurance industry. With fewer wrecks, insurance agencies will have fewer risks to cover. Less demand equaling less money.
Driverless cars and Future of Body Shops
And the same can certainly be said for auto body shops. More than 90% of crashes in the United States are due to human error. Self-driving cars don’t get tired, drunk, or sick. They don’t get distracted by cell-phones or pull out in front of other vehicles because of road rage.
So just how safe are they? Pretty darn safe. Although Waymo (Google’ driverless car program) has reported several crashes since beginning its program, it has also clocked over 8 million miles. When you compare these stats to those of human drivers, the difference in safety is astounding
While we are waiting for these future cars to become the present, Orlando Auto Body would love to help you with any of your auto body repair needs. Simply Click here for an estimate from our highly qualified staff or give us a call at 480-428-2783.