The man, however, does not know it will rain and once it does his car will most likely crash into another due to the sensors failing. Jamie also explains that the driverless cars must have a smooth road with clearly painted lanes. So, jarring roads can lead to the death of a person in a self-driving car. In fact, some roads do not even have lanes that are painted! In conclusion, many people who would be in driverless cars could be hurt by the weather or the road
According to advocates of autonomous cars, the overall statistics for car crashes, mainly fatal ones, will decrease with the implementation of driverless cars. While this is an obvious advantage, the feasibility of only having self-driving cars on the roads is not possible. In 2015, 947 million passenger cars filled the world’s streets2 (Statista, 2017) and all of them would need to be removed at once. Otherwise, there will always be the human element, the imperfections of humankind, coexisting with the driverless counterpart resulting in the same outcome of accidents and crashes. The joy of driving, even if mistakes are made, as well as the sheer number of cars makes replacing every single car at once unfathomable and
“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) This illustrates that people will be able to become safer if everybody drove a Google car or other autonomous vehicle. The vehicles will be able to produce more safer drivers instead of having human error 90% of the time. Overall if the Google car would be able to be provided for everyone the world could become much safer and much more
You’ll save money, you won’t have to drive every day, and fewer cars on the road translates to safer driving conditions, fewer traffic jams, and more parking spaces for those who need them. With more people taking public transportation and opting for carpooling, not only will fewer people have to drive, but the ones who do will also spend less time running their cars, and the stress of driving will be reduced for everybody involved. Just imagine a world without road
A study showed that 1053 crashes were caused emergency drivers. If you plan on answering your phone to check if it is an emergency pull of the road because even picking your phone distracts you and can make you cause an accident and just pulling onto the shoulder of the road can save you from crashing. Some even say that because technology has advanced distracted driving isn’t a problem. Based on a poll about if cars came set with phone blocking setting, 55% of the people said they would leave the setting on and 24% said they would turn it off. So that 24% could cause deaths, crashes and injuries.
Moreover, you feel more relaxed riding a car than a bus. Since buses stops and seats can be harmful, you will be forced to stand on your whole trip while you can freely set and relax in your healthy vehicle. Therefore, we should ride cars more often. Public transportation is not "cure-all solution" as Lester Detroit claims. However, It is a cause for some issues.
A few years ago, one of my family members got into a car accident by not paying attention because a truck hit him, and he had no idea. He went right through his windshield and couldn’t be saved. Many people get killed from car accidents all the time and that should not be happening. Car accidents can happen to anyone and cannot be planned. Driverless cars will be an appropriate fit to our future because driverless cars are much safer than regular cars, they are easier to use, and they can help save money.
A PSA can reduce the number of distracted driving incidents if it is taken seriously by the person reading it. A person can have the mindset 'this will never happen to my friends, my family, or myself. ' Than the person does get in a crash or knows someone he did and thinks 'it must of been the other person’s fault and not my loved one/friend. ' There is also no way to stop distracted driving once and for all, but there are ways to prevent it and different types of PSA 's that can help with that. Distracted driving can kill people how are just taking their pet, children or themselves out for a walk or the the store to buy milk.
They have multiple saftey issues that develpoers have not explored thouroughly enough for them be deemed safe. We all know the technology is bound to fail at some point but I don’t think people have thought about how easily this can occur and the horrendous effects this will have compared to an accident with normal cars. An example that would occur everyday are roadworks were the road is not the same as it would look on the cars GPS mapping system. This is an issue as the car does not register that the road is closed. These cars could end up driving into construction zones, causing damage to the car, workers, machinery, and the occupant.
In my opinion texting while driving is not only against the law but it sets a bad example for others. Every day drivers who choose to text risk their own life as well as yours. These are car accidents that don't have to happen. In 2011 23% of auto collisions involved cell phones, that's 1.3 million crashes. These can be easily prevented by turning off the phone while in the car.