could move into self-driving cars, British academics predict.
paper by researchers at the University of Surrey and Oxford
suggests that "pay-per-hour" hotel rooms are likely to be replaced
by autonomous cars when the technology is introduced.
SCAVs [shared, connected autonomous vehicles] will likely be
monitored to deter passengers having sex or using drugs in them,
and to prevent violence, such surveillance may be rapidly
overcome, disabled or removed.
personal CAVs will likely be immune from such surveillance. Such
private CAVs may also be put to commercial use, as it is just a
small leap to imagine Amsterdam’s Red Light District ‘on the
move’," the paper says.
study titled "Autonomous vehicles and the future of urban
tourism", published in the Annals of Tourism Research, also
suggests that the budget hotel and flight industry could suffer if
the cars are introduced, as travellers opt to sleep in their cars
and travel overnight between cities that they might otherwise have
could also herald the end of the coach trip, as tourists who might
have opted for a coach tour choose the greater freedom and
independence that comes with travelling by car without having to
worry about driving or finding parking spaces.