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One day, we're all going to be letting our cars drive us. Autonomous driving is on the way whether you like it or not. General Motors has begun looking into driver behavior behind the wheels of a self driving machine, saying that it will be good to know what drivers plan on doing to occupy their time.
The main finding so far is that "Staying aware [is] considered key to autonomous vehicle operation," which would seem to make the most basic kind of sense, but the additional assessment is that "driver attentiveness can be improved through advanced driver assistance and safety features."
But would you become drowsy and lose attention since you're not actually operating the vehicle? It seems plausible. Since the only reasons for autonomous vehicles are safety and convenience, and while safety is one of them, having the ability to manually maneuver is always a good thing as well.
Scroll down to watch a video and see a press release on GM's studies on human behavior behind automated wheels.