Driverless cars have been one of the most exciting developments in the automobile industry as well as for anyone who enjoys having sex. Yes, you read that right. A study in the Annals of Tourism Research has surmised that with nothing else to do, and the relative privacy of a car, sex could easily become a ‘go to.’
Part of the work that the Annals of Tourism Research does is examining tourism trends and areas that could provide room for growth. They believe that driverless cars could increase opportunities for sex tourism.
Scott Cohen, deputy director of research of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, and head of this study said…
“Sex is a part of urban tourism and commercialized sex is part of that too, so it is quite likely that autonomous vehicles will lead to prostitution, whether legal or illegal, to take place in moving autonomous vehicles in the future.”
He went on…
“It is just a small leap to imagine Amsterdam’s Red Light District ‘on the move.'”
Sex was only one part of the study. They also examined what industries may be affected by the innovation. They pointed to the hotel industry and the roadside diner as exampled of businesses that may be affected by a driverless car that one can easily eat and sleep in.
People were bemused by the study.
“It’s only a natural conclusion that sex in autonomous vehicles will become a phenomenon,” Egads! That means there will be a business need for quick drive thru cleaning stations! https://t.co/szfOQa5DxS— Eileen_Brewer (@tothelefteileen) November 17, 2018
Can’t wait to offer sessions in LA traffic! 💁🏻♀️— Justine Cross (@justineplays) November 16, 2018
Autonomous vehicles could become love dens - The Washington Post https://t.co/LkGMSdl6He
Wow, that escalated quickly...— Damien Fahy (@money2themasses) November 14, 2018
‘’The rise of driverless cars is expected to displace workers, slash cab fares and give people a new place to have sex. Possibly for money’’ https://t.co/otcnEiArPe
Though some were skeptical.
One thing you can bet on: The future won't actually look anything like what is depicted in this article. https://t.co/PvRGg51mbx— Brendan Hasenstab (@pierrepont) November 14, 2018
Okay! This is the funniest thing I’ve seen this morning. https://t.co/KpCK0xEw4o— Michael Murphy (@michaelpmurphy) November 13, 2018
We guess we’ll have to wait till autonomous vehicles become mainstream to find out!