We need autonomous vehicles. In fact, we need them so badly that by 2040, the majority of cars will be self-driving.

Here’s why:

They can make roads safer

Autonomous vehicles can reduce the number of accidents and make roads safer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 94 percent of all crashes involving two or more vehicles are caused by human error. Autonomous cars will be immune to this cause, meaning fewer accidents overall. If you’re not convinced yet, consider this: According to NHTSA data from 2016, there were 37,461 fatalities on U.S. highways due to motor vehicle crashes that year–that’s 1 in every 88 deaths! If we could cut down on those numbers even slightly with autonomous vehicles, it would make a tremendous difference for everyone involved in a car accident and their families left behind after them

They are greener

Autonomous vehicles will reduce the need for parking. They don’t need a driver, so they can park themselves. This eliminates the need for parking lots and garages, which are often built on valuable land that could be used for something else.

Reduced traffic lights and police will save money and reduce pollution. Traffic lights cost money to build, maintain and operate–and they’re only needed during rush hour! Autonomous vehicles won’t stop at red lights because they don’t have drivers who need rest breaks or bathroom breaks (or coffee breaks). Also, fewer accidents means less police officers needed on the roads–which means less pollution from their cars too!

Autonomous vehicles will help keep our roads cleaner by reducing road maintenance costs due to fewer potholes in use than traditional cars today

Autonomous vehicles will help the elderly and disabled

Autonomous vehicles will help the elderly and disabled. Autonomous vehicles can be used by people who have trouble driving, or are in a hurry, or simply don’t want to drive themselves. They can also be used by those who are too young to drive but need transportation from place A to place B.

The elderly population is growing at an alarming rate as baby boomers age into retirement age and beyond. This means there will soon be more seniors than ever before who either don’t have access to transportation or rely heavily on others for rides (which can become burdensome). Autonomous vehicles could provide an ideal solution for this problem by providing reliable point-to-point transportation for those who need it most–the elderly!

They will be cheaper

The first reason we need autonomous vehicles is because they will be cheaper to operate. For example, an autonomous vehicle needs no parking space, since it can park itself. Also, there is no need for a driver and therefore no insurance costs associated with hiring one.

They support the sharing economy

The sharing economy is one of the fastest growing segments of the economy, but it’s still not perfect. The biggest problem with it? There aren’t enough cars to go around.

You might have heard about Zipcar or Lyft, but what if you could just walk outside and find an autonomous vehicle waiting for you? Imagine never having to worry about finding parking again! You could even use them for errands or other day-to-day tasks like going grocery shopping or picking up your dry cleaning–no need for multiple cars or expensive gas bills!

Autonomous vehicles can help with many of our problems

Autonomous vehicles will be safer than human-driven cars. They are programmed to follow the rules of the road, and they don’t get distracted by their phones or fall asleep at the wheel (or worse). This means that there will be fewer accidents in general, which means less time spent on emergency response teams and less money spent on insurance premiums.

Autonomous vehicles can help us save energy and reduce pollution by reducing traffic jams and congestion on highways, thus allowing us to travel more efficiently with fewer emissions produced per mile traveled. They also use electricity instead of petroleum-based fuels like gasoline or diesel fuel, so they’re greener than traditional automobiles!

Autonomous vehicles can help make transportation accessible for everyone–even those who aren’t able to drive themselves due to age or disability issues such as blindness or paralysis from an accident or stroke may still benefit from using this new technology because it gives them more independence than ever before possible before now!


There are many reasons why we need autonomous vehicles. They can make roads safer, they are greener, they will help the elderly and disabled, they will be cheaper and they support the sharing economy. Autonomous vehicles are going to change our lives for the better and we should all be excited about this new technology!