Most of us have daydreamed about a future with fully autonomous cars
, sitting back with our feet up on the dash, reading a newspaper as we're driven to our destination. With that once seemingly far-fetched scenario gradually coming onto the horizon though, how would people actually spend their time behind the autonomous wheel?
According to a survey
of 130,000 car owners across nine countries by Ipsos/GenPop, most people would still spend a considerable amount of time with their eyes firmly on the road. Of a one hour period, roughly five minutes would be spent reading (it wasn't specified whether the feet would be up on the dashboard). Also popular would be communicating with friends and family, while some say they would even do some online shopping during their journeys.