A new survey reveals that commuting in driverless cars will help Brits, especially men, to relax. 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 20% of respondents would sleep whilst commuting in a fully autonomous car, and 15% would meditate. However the responses for both of these activities were highest amongst male respondents.
A quarter of men (25%) said that they would sleep during a commute in a fully autonomous car, and 17% said that they would meditate. This is compared to just 16% of women who would sleep, and 14% who would meditate in a driverless car.
When breaking the responses down by age, the survey reveals that the young are most likely to sleep and meditate during a commute in a fully autonomous car. 16% of 18 to 24 year olds would sleep, compared to just 7% of 45 to 54 year olds. Similarly, 1 in 10 respondents aged between 18 and 24 said that they would meditate in a driverless car, opposed to just 6% of 45 to 54 year olds.
When looking at the results by region, respondents in London and the West Midlands are most likely to sleep and meditate during a commute in a fully autonomous car. A total of 15% of respondents in London, and 14% in the West Midlands, said that they would sleep in a driverless car. Similarly, 12% of respondents in the West Midlands along with 11% in London said that they would meditate.
Richard Evans, the head of Technical Services at WBAC said “Our survey shows that getting enough sleep and maintaining a centered headspace is important to today's commuters. A recent study by VitalityHealth, the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe and Mercer has proven that long commutes are bad for people's health. It's exciting to think of the positive impact that commuting in driverless cars could have on our wellbeing, not just in the UK, but globally.”
Notes to Editors:
The raw survey data that includes age, gender and region demographics can be provided upon request.
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