Although loads of us love
driving, and will miss elements of it when cars are able to drive themselves, there are some aspects of being behind the wheel that simply aren't fun. Like driving round some of the busiest, most frantic locations on Earth. Read on as we take a look at the locations that will benefit the most from self-driving cars.
Paris, Place Charles de Gaulle
To the uninitiated, Place Charles de Gaulle (formally known as Place de l'Étoile) looks like one of the most daunting junctions around, and even when you get the hang of it, it's still pretty terrifying. There are 12 major avenues converging around the Arc de Triomphe, and videos of traffic seemingly driving at will in almost every direction across the huge road is enough to bring even accomplished drivers out in a cold sweat. Now imagine Place Charles de Gaulle with just autonomous vehicles, communicating with each other to keep traffic moving as efficiently as possible without any of the emotion – still think staying in charge of the wheel yourself is a better idea?
London, Piccadilly Circus
In comparison to the other junctions here, Piccadilly Circus, on paper at least, looks pretty simple. The roads aren't that wide, there are lights to control traffic and road signs make it pretty obvious where you need to go. It's actually a nightmare to drive through because of the thousands of people that wander out in front of vehicles, with bikes,
Rome, Porta Maggiore
Porta Maggiore may lack the complexity of Place Charles de Gaulle, with far fewer roads to get your head around, but that doesn't make it a whole lot easier to drive. While navigating the ancient Roman gate and
Moscow, Taganskaya Square
Driving in Moscow can be particularly tricky if you don't have your wits about you, with huge volumes of traffic and some pretty confusing road layouts. They don't come much worse than Taganskaya Square, which
US-101 and I-405 interchange
LA is renowned for its heavy traffic, deluged with some of the longest delays anywhere in America, and causing more than 27 million hours of delay each year, the US-101 and I-405 Interchange has routinely come out on top as one of the worst roads to drive. It's a road that'd definitely benefit from cars that can drive themselves, with more effective braking and connectivity able to even out the flow of traffic, but in the
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