WATCH: Future mobility - will self-driving, electric cars become the 'norm' in South Africa?

<i>Image: YouTube / Carte Blanche</i>
<i>Image: YouTube / Carte Blanche</i>

Self-driving and electric vehicles are slowly becoming the norm in Europe and the USA but South Africa still trails behind in terms of uptake and infrastructure.

The age of autonomous, electric cars is upon us and the technology has become more affordable and available in the last few years.

WATCH: SA car 'Ponzi' scam - How a dealership sold luxury cars to motorists who could never afford them

With the ever-increasing petrol price, motorists and the auto industry are searching for affordable and sustainable mobility.

Carte Blanche said: "No driver's seat and no steering wheel – the future of driving is autonomous and electric.

"While the idea of cars controlling themselves may seem alarming to some, the first fully autonomous vehicle will arrive in South Africa by next year and the laws and infrastructure in the country will have to catch up quickly."

Watch the clip below:

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Brought to you by
Voting Booth
Do you think Mercedes will return to form later in the 2022 F1 season after two poor races?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, don't discredit them.
34% - 472 votes
Who cares, F1 is exciting again!
44% - 614 votes
No, it's Ferrari's turn to dominate again.
23% - 322 votes
Vote