Speaking with Business Insider, which curiously describes the vision of a mobile second office that would effectively end any pretense of a relaxing drive as “leisure time,” Barra said self-driving technology will lead to a drop in fatalities and ease congestion. Without driving, that opens up the ability for the motorist to focus on other things—like work.
- General Motors will eventually offer an autonomous version of its battery-electric Bolt, which it’s introducing for the 2017 model year, to Lyft for ride sharing.
- People still need to get from point A to point B, and we believe autonomous will be a big part of it,” Barra told the outlet.
- Autonomous cars will reduce traffic fatalities, help keep cars connected to their driving environment, and help them choose the most efficient route, Barra said.
“Most vehicles will become a “second office” in five years with the advent of autonomous vehicles, General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra told Business Insider.”