Driverless Cars hit a bump called “Motion Sickness”


Driverless carDriverless technology is the biggest discovery that is taking shape presently. Car makers from around the globe are carrying out immense research operations in order to make it work in an effortless manner in their production. Most people are excited about the technology and a few customers who can afford the supreme automation are waiting to pre-book once the vehicles are launched. However, as always; self-driving tech is also a coin with two sides.

Is Driverless technology dangerous?

Research studiesResearch studies have found that these self-driving cars can be a nightmare experience for those with motion sickness issues. The choice of having an invisible driver sounds exciting but may turn into a punishment.

According to findings from University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, often it is not the drivers but the passengers who are victims to motion sickness. This is mainly because they are less capable to judge the right direction of such computer driven vehicles.

University of Michigan reported a rise of at least 28% travelers in the self-driving vehicles will face health issues


When drivers are switched to the passenger seats most of the time they tend to lose the judgment and controls regarding the direction and the speed of motion. Accordingly, if everybody turns to be a passenger in this age of speed it is likely that no one will be interested in concentrating or even keeping an eye on the road. This will surely create problems as it is already been found during the testing phase of self-driving technology by Google.

It is also found that people while traveling are more inclined to their smartphones or are indulged into reading. Both these activities are proved to be the biggest reasons for motion sickness. Stage one research have indicated that at least 6 out every 10 adults traveling in driverless cars will experience motion sickness. The disadvantage is first expected to hit US as the technology is planned to be first introduced in the country.

However, in other parts of the world it remains to be experienced if this is a massive problem; whatever may be the outcome for now, the technology is undergoing a risky stage as driverless technology has a welcoming market all around the globe.