With a staggering 47 deaths per day, Bangladesh is among the most deadly countries when it comes to driving in Asia. That startling fact, combined with rapid motorisation in Bangladesh over the past few decades has meant that it is now home to some of the worst traffic jams in the world. Carmudi, the leading online marketplace for cars, looks through Self-Driving cars as a potential solution. But when will Self-Driving cars make it to Bangladesh?
Within a few years, cars will be able to drive themselves, at least in standard situations including driving on highways or in stop-and-go traffic. With Elon Musk announcing that the Self-Driving Tesla car will hit the US road in just three months, will we see a Self-Driving car in anytime soon? www.carmudi.com.bd is the easiest means to sell or buy your vehicle online, created a report recently on when Self-Driving cars will arrive in Bangladesh.
Research has found that Self-Driving cars, when introduced in the United States, could reduce crash costs by up to $488 billion USD and boost productivity by $645 billion USD. There is no reason why we shouldn’t see similar benefits of the Self-Driving car being enjoyed here in Bangladesh in the near future, given the fact how the country is open in embracing technological advancements for progress.
In addition to cutting costs, Self-Driving cars can save lives. The majority of crashes in Bangladesh are caused by human error. Given that Self-Driving cars eliminate the need for human control, it follows that Self-Driving cars could reduce road traffic deaths our country by a massive 90%. This translates to 5 saved lives per day!
In addition to saving lives, Self-Driving cars can help solve day-to-day annoyances, including traffic. There are about 1,624,862 registered cars in Bangladesh, and drivers can expect to spend up to eight working days a year stuck in gridlocks. Self-Driving cars will help combat the traffic problem by reducing the number of cars on the roads. For example, in the United States, it is predicted that Self-Driving cars could help cut average car ownership rates by as much as 43%, from an average of 2.1 to 1.2 vehicles per household. If we apply these findings to our country we would see the number of cars drop to roughly 926171 which would mean fewer gridlocks and more time spent at the workplace being productive.
The good news is that car manufacturers are already offering vehicles to the Bangladeshi car market that are available to purchase with autonomous features such as basic forward-collision warning systems and automatic braking systems. These safety features already contribute greatly to reducing the risk of accidents by up to 15%. And by 2020, car brands such as GM, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Nissan, BMW, Renault, Tesla and Google all expect to sell vehicles worldwide that can drive themselves at least part of the time. In America, the Google Self-Driving car has safely driven more than 700,000 miles and in just a few days, Delphis Self-Driving car is set to go cross country for the first time..
The Self-Driving car is indeed coming to but it will likely get here in stages as features are added to make our cars safer, until one day we can truly take our hands off the wheel and cruise the streets of Dhaka.
Carmudi was founded in 2013 and is currently available in Bangladesh, along with operations in Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. The vehicle marketplace offers buyers, sellers and car dealers the ideal platform to find cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles online.