Why Toyota Wants Self-Driving Cars

Toyota Wants Self-Driving Cars

It’s easy for those afraid of technology to make self-driving cars out as the worst thing to happen to the world. Many drivers love the whole driving aspect of driving, but–believe it or not–that might not be a good thing. Now Toyota is making the argument for self-driving cars and it’s something few drivers likely thought of.

As it turns out Toyota wants self-driving cars to aid the elderly. Japan is home to the highest life expectancy in the world, 81 for men and 87 for women. The large elderly population puts a strain on the country. That’s why the Japanese automaker is investing in self-driving cars.

Toyota isn’t new to elderly-assisting technology, particularly in the realm of robotics. In a recent commercial, Toyota put its focus on assisting the elderly at the forefront.

The commercial depicts an elderly man being driven by a self-driving car. During the commercial, which comes out to under two minutes in length, the man takes in the sights around him and relives his youth. A reflection of what could become the future of its home country, Toyota is looking to benefit society as a whole.

Keep in mind that if self-driving cars assist the elderly, no longer will you be stuck behind an elderly driver rolling along as 30 mph under the speed limit.

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