Rough Draft Do you hate driving and missing wonderful views because you have to keep your eyes on the road, or do you hate trying to stay awake on a late ride home? Well, some of these problems may soon be an issue of the past. Driverless cars will have a major impact on society including making roads much safer, changing the way driving feels to us, and changing the way cars are made. Driverless cars will cause many changes, including making roads much safer. According to Driverless cars are leaving cities in the dust, report says, “Technology that keeps autonomous vehicles from outside their lane might solve many safety-related problems.”
It is so essential that people are completely focused on the road while driving and are never under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Careless driving, different from other mistakes, affects both the driver and everyone else in the area. In a world where electronics are always present, it is increasingly essential that drivers remain focused solely on the road in an effort to avoid injury to themselves or anybody
A distracted driver would travel the length of a football field when driving sixty miles per hour (Hollister, 2013). The length and amount of time could cause a horrific accident. Traffic safety researchers at Virginia Tech also recognized that those who participate in the act of texting and driving will be twenty-three times more likely to crash (Johnson, 2012). Everyone can see the evidence that distracted driving exists, specifically texting and driving. The people need to recognize it.
It is proven that the cause of car accidents is due to distractions humans face, whereas cars are not able to get distracted because they are machines. Therefore, self-driving cars should be implemented because they would help with the
The companies today that are attempting to make self driving cars have had a huge success and this is a good thing because they have found that if the road is occupied only by self driving cars then it would be safer in a number of ways. One reason stated in the article “ The 3 biggest ways self- driving cars will improve our lives,” by Cadie Thompson, is that “ if 90% of cars were autonomous, the number of accidents would fall from 6 million a year to 1.3 million a year.” This would be a drastic change, and would help save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Also in the article titled “3 reasons you should embrace self driving cars,” by Drew Hendricks, it says that “ there’s no emotion involved, and certainly no distractions.” This means that all distractions
Driver distractions can contribute to lane departure crashes and collisions with other vehicles on the road, which may lead to serious injuries and deaths of individuals involved. The development of new technologies has allowed manufacturers to equip their vehicles with collision warning and avoidance systems in the areas of frontal, blind spot, and accidental lane departure collisions. These systems detect problems that a distracted driver may not spot, so they can aid distracted drivers in avoiding collisions, and injuries and deaths as a result.1 Frontal collision, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning systems use a combination of radars, lasers, and cameras to detect and process road markers and vehicles surrounding the vehicle
The self driving car is a new technology currently in development which can have a major positive impact across the globe. Self driving cars will theoretically diminish the amount of accidents by a large percentage: “simply by taking the human error factor out of the equation” (Ramirez). Self driving cars would be operated by computers, and would not be influenced by the passengers. The computer cannot be distracted and will always be focused on the road. A decrease in accidents is not the sole benefit to the transition to self driving cars; additionally, they will give disabled individuals the ability to own their own vehicle: “With driverless vehicles, many disabled passengers can enjoy the benefits of enhanced mobility and no longer have to rely on public transportation”
Self-driving cars could be the new society-shifting invention in the future. While there are many pros and cons for this new driverless car, I believe that the pros overweights the cons. Therefore, I do support the use of this technology in our community. Although self-driving cars are going to be sharing the road with regular cars, making things more dangerous and combing the fact that the technology still has improvements to be made, the self-driving car will eventually be safer, will help to ease traffic congestion, and will provide reliable transportation to those who can not drive a normal car.
Lives are at risk when there’s distractions but roads will be safer with driverless cars. Over 1000 citizens pass away each year due to car accidents and over 100,000 get hurt. Almost all of these are caused by distractions and not driving at the right speed limit, but with driverless cars this can be changed (Nunes 1). As I stated before, driverless cars are equipped with many sensors that prevent traffic fatalities. Unlike many of us, driverless cars have no distractions which are the leading cause of accidents.
“Over 90% of accidents today are caused by driver error.” (Text 1, 34) This shows that most accidents are caused by human error while driving not autonomous vehicles, the people need to be more aware and focus while they are driving instead of being distracted by many things. “Traffic wrecks and deaths could well plummet in a world without any drivers, as some researchers predict.” (Text 2, 17-18)
Self-driving cars have been discussed for many years now, and they will be used for our society everyday use in the future. Some of the possible causes of self-driving cars are distracted driving, drunk driving, and texting while driving. Many car companies, colleges, and universities have been involved along with technology and car experts. Some of the possible solutions to this problem are to help reduce traffic congestion, deaths, and fatal car accidents. Self-driving cars are new emerging technology, and it will be used for our society everyday use in the future.
The Self-Driving Car is an invention that always seems far into the future, like hoverboards or flying cars. But today, Self-Driving Cars are closer to coming into reality than they have ever been before. The Google Self-Driving Car is an invention that will save lives, reduce environmental impact and give independence to a wider range of people. This car embodies my idea of a preferred future because it is something that will inevitably change the world for the better by empowering people. A preferred future is one where people can have the freedom to go wherever they want, whenever they want.
The rate of distraction related crashes is escalating with the increasing popularity of mobile phones, wireless and in vehicle entertainment devices . One drawback of an increase in the in-vehicle automation like ABS, speeding warning, GPS navigation, collision warning systems is that the drivers while driving the vehicle are not as active as they should be. Drivers rely on these systems for feedback more often than before while driving which thus causes the passive driver to undergo a mismatch between the actions required for safe driving and the actual undertaken action . In order to develop an effective distraction detection system, it is very important to understand the different factors that contribute to distraction.
Imagine a two-ton machine made of aluminum, steel and plastic polymers. This machine has the power to maim or even murder innocent people. Would you feel safe at the controls of this machine? What if this metallic monster was let loose on around the general public with a high schooler at its controls? Many people do not see this, but your car sitting in your driveway could be that two-ton monster.
After researching, we understand that there are several positive reasons for using a phone while operating a vehicle, such as calling in an emergency, answering urgent text messages, getting the correct directions, and listening to audio that isn’t on the radio. Those positive reasons however, can have negative outcomes as well, including crashing, and being visually, manually, and cognitively distracted. While on the road, if anyone does use their cell phone for any reason while behind the wheel, it has been proven to be helpful and destructive. At the end of the day, the driver has the choice to use their cellular device while on the road, either in emergency situations or unimportant