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News 5 Things You Can Only Do in a Self-Driving Car

5 Things You Can Only Do in a Self-Driving Car

Self-driving cars are real, and they are coming. They may not get here next year, or the year after that, but one day our cars will take care of getting us to our destination with little if any intervention on our part.

For those of us who like to drive and/or would rather not put our lives in the hands of a computer, self-driving cars can take all the time they need to hit the market. No hurry.

Of course, one day we’ll have to face the fact that we won’t need to drive anymore. So, what the heck can we do if we don’t need to focus on the road? Well, here are five suggestions.

1. Have sex in the car

sex in the car

Yup, this is our number one recommendation and you know, it just feels right to put it first. I mean, if you’re with your significant other and you have a few hours on the highway before you get to wherever you’re going, and no one is in the car with you, then by all means get it on.

A recent study by the Annals of Tourism Research states that self-driving cars could lead to an increase in prostitution. I don’t know about that. All I know is that couples should and probably will take advantage of the extra free alone time to rekindle their love if their car is handling driving duties.


2. Catch up on some sleep

Sleeping in the car

Wouldn’t we all love to get an extra 30 minutes of shuteye in on our way to work as we sit in traffic? I personally would rather sleep than be up judging how my autonomous car is driving itself in the city. If I can’t control what it’s doing, I’d rather be dreaming. If number one isn’t possible, sleeping is the second-best thing you can do in a self-driving car.


3. Get some work done

Working in the car

A few weeks ago, I had to take the long drive from Montreal to Toronto. Five hours of absolutely nothing going on except semi-trucks passing semi-trucks. With a couple deadlines looming, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have minded if my Mazda CX-5 had taken over driving duties for a while.


4. Get ready

Makeup in car

In any normal car, you better have shaved and put on your hair gel before getting in. Same goes for makeup, ladies. Well, if your car is getting the driving done for you, you can get ready for your day in the car as you head to your first destination.


5. Exercise

Exercise in car

Ok, all you 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class owners out there will be quick to point out that your car has a few exercise programs already built in. But I’m not talking about doing little clockwise movements with your shoulders here, I’m talking about having an exercise bike installed in the back or next to the “driver’s” seat. I’m sure this would lead to a lot more people getting their 30 minutes of exercise in.


You know, now that I think about it, self-driving cars aren’t that bad. Sure, I’ll be out of a job, but at least I’ll be rested, caught up on my to-do list and in great shape. And then there’s number one that really makes this whole autonomous car thing make a lot of sense.

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Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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