Ford will test autonomous cars in Europe

Ford today announced European testing of autonomous cars will start in 2017, as a survey of 5,000 adults showed how drivers would spend the time in self-driving cars. 80 per cent said they would look forward to relaxing and enjoying the scenery, 72 per cent would chat on the phone, 64 per cent would have a bite to eat, with enjoying books and movies close behind.

On average, European drivers spend up to 10 days each year in their cars ** and a previous survey showed people in major cities find their commute more stressful than their job. *** This latest poll showed a preference for autonomous vehicles over traditional cars when it comes to going out for drinks and commuting – and nearly half thought driverless cars would be safer.