A new survey has revealed that Brits would work during a commute in a fully autonomous car, which could raise productivity.
The OnePoll survey, conducted by webuyanycar.com (WBAC), asked 2,000 UK motorists who currently drive to and from work what they would do during a commute in a fully autonomous car.
The results showed that 27% of respondents would work and read emails, with millennials being the most likely to do so.
It revealed that 15% of respondents aged between 18 and 24, and 17% of 25 to 34 year olds, would work and read emails during a commute in a fully autonomous car.
This compared to just 11% of 45 to 54 year olds.
When looking at the results by region, respondents in London and the West Midlands are the most likely to work during a commute in a fully autonomous car.
A total of 17% of motorists in London, and 15% in the West Midlands, said that they would work and read during a commute in a fully autonomous car.
WBAC’s head of technical services Richard Evans said: “We were keen to find out how motorists would utilise the free time afforded to them by commuting in a fully autonomous car.
“Driverless cars may not just have a positive impact on rush hour traffic, but also employee productivity.”