The average American spends 52 minutes a day commuting, mostly by driving a car by themselves.
Tack on errands, school drop-offs, and all the other driving we do and it adds up to a significant part of our waking day in transit. Imagine, then, having a car that drives itself. Those who commute by public transportation spend much of that time on their devices, reading, or listening to music. But fully autonomous vehicles would open up even more possibilities. In April and May of 2017, Ipsos asked 130,000 car owners in nine countries what they would do with their driving time if they didn’t have to actively drive.