From the original 3-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car to the state of the art Ford F-150, the evolution of cars has been an explosive timeline of technological advances. As the future unfolds, progressive states like California are developing new levels of travel with self-driving cars. Though technology is not there yet, EZ Rent A Van does provide San Diego with up-to-date vehicles with modern amenities. Call (760) 846-6223 today for the best van rentals in the area!

Self-driving cars or autonomous cars use a collection of sensors, cameras, GPS, and sonars to safely navigate the roads. The first autonomous vehicle was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and was invented by a team at Carnegie Mellon University in the 1980’s. Several companies such as Ford, Uber, and Lyft have already started investing in technology that will bring us self-driving cars.

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Benefits of Autonomous Cars

Unfortunately, the CDC reports that 29 people die every day due to drunk drivers and impaired driving, so the obvious benefit to self-driving cars is safety. When you minimize human control, you can reduce human mistakes. Autonomous vehicles can be especially useful to the disabled or the elderly. With advanced control systems, these types of vehicles will also increase traffic flow while saving money on car insurance. 

Concerns about Autonomous Cars

Though technology is advanced, it is not foolproof. If there is an accident, it may be difficult for the law to determine fault. Hackers also pose a potential threat to drivers and the safety of their vehicles. As self-driving cars become more convenient, there is a worry that they may negatively impact driving-related jobs. Companies like Uber and Lyft have already started testing out self-driving cars in places like Las Vegas.

Change can be scary, but it is inevitable. Whether you’re on the side of autonomous cars or not, we may be seeing more of them in a few years. Until then, EZ Rent A Van will provide San Diego with the quality 15-passenger vans it has since 2006. Call (760) 846-6223 today to reserve your vehicle!