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Common questions about self driving vehicles

In a not so distant future, self driving cars may be a common site on our roads. But there are many questions about self driving cars. Eilert Johansson is head of business and innovation area Mobility at RISE. Here he answers some of the internets most frequent questions about self driving cars.

Will self driving cars be safer?

Yes, with a lot of self driving cars in traffic the number of deaths and accidents will be significantly reduced.

Will self driving cars be electric?

Basically yes, because the in the market automisation will come at the same time as electrification.

Will self driving cars be cheaper?

In the long run yes, but in the start self driving cars will be more expansive. But self driving cars open up new possibilities for transport services which makes travel a lot less expensive than owning a car today.

Will self driving cars happen?

Yes, they are already a reality, but only in a few places. Right now at Lindholmen, in Barkarby and in closed environments such as mines and gravel pits.

Will self driving cars work?

Yes, but it will take time before they will work anywhere and in any situation.

Will self driving cars be mandatory?

It will most certainly be roads and lanes exclusive to self driving cars.

Will self driving cars reduce accidents?

Yes, a large portion of todays accidents are caused by driver mistakes. These will be eliminated with self driving cars.

Will self driving cars look different?

Yes. The combination of self driving and electric cars will open up new possibilities for vehicles design.

Will self driving cars reduce congestion?

If most people choose joint travel, yes. With a large number of self driving cars on our roads traffic will flow a lot better than today.


Eilert Johansson

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Eilert Johansson

Affärs- och innovationsområdeschef Mobilitet

+46 70 241 86 68
eilert.johansson@ri.se

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