A new survey reveals that commuting in driverless cars will help Brits to read more. The OnePoll survey, conducted by webuyanycar.com, asked 2000 UK motorists who currently drive to and from work what they would do during a commute in a fully autonomous car.
The results revealed that 28% of respondents would read whilst commuting in a fully autonomous car, and 1 in 10 would read comics.
The responses for each activity were highest amongst male respondents. 29% of men said that they would read sleep during a commute in a fully autonomous car, and 12% of men said that they would read comics.
When breaking the responses down by age, the survey reveals that millennials are most likely to read during a commute in a fully autonomous car. 16% of 18 to 34 year olds would read in driverless cars, and 9% of 18 to 24 year olds would read comic books during their commute.
When looking at the results by region, respondents in London are the most likely to read during a commute in a fully autonomous car. 18% of respondents in London would read in a driverless car, and 9% of respondents in London would read comic books.
Richard Evans, the head of Technical Services at WBAC said “Our survey shows us that motorists in the UK want to spend their time in driverless cars reading. We’ve calculated that driverless cars will provide motorists with an additional 220 hours of spare time per year, that means you can read an average of 38 new books when commuting in driverless cars.”
Notes to Editors:
The raw survey data that includes age, gender and region demographics can be provided upon request.
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