Study show in mass markets, safety systems and cloud-based functions could prevent about 260,000 injury accidents, save 390,000 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions and offer average drivers an extra 31 hours of free time on the highway. Tom Murphy reports.

By 2025, highly automated driving will save almost 100 hours per year for the average frequent driver in the US, Germany and China, according to a study commissioned by Bosch, the world’s No.1 automotive supplier with expertise in electronics.

This 100 hours is time drivers will not have to monitor the road, handle the steering wheel, manage the pedals or fuss with any of the controls as the era of autonomous vehicles takes hold, says the study, “Connected Car Effect 2025.”

Conducted by Bosch and consulting firm Prognos, the study was released at the 2017 CES, an event all elements of the auto industry have identified as one that cannot be missed. This article first appeared in WardsAuto.

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