It’s Flu Season And Here’s Why Self-Driving Cars Might Make Things Worse

Germs are all around us.

Are there germs on a toilet seat?

Sure, we all know that.

Here’s what might surprise you, there are apparently more germs on the backseat of today’s human-driven ridesharing cars than the volume of germs found on toilet seats (according to a study by an insurance firm).

The next time you get into a conventional ridesharing car, perhaps eye that backseat with some dismay and disdain, and make sure you sit down cautiously and keep your hands away from the grimy surfaces.