Most people in their lifetimes have driven a car to someplace or another. A car is a common want or needs that most people have, which is why cars are always changing and improving. There is an abundance of different makes and models of cars, making it a more desirable product for consumers. The self-driving or autonomous car is a product of the next technological advancement of cars. Self-driving cars could cause changes to numerous situations, for instance, how we interact with one another or how to react and/or proceed after an accident.
This topic is very controversial because not everyone agrees but all those risks you take while driving can be avoided and not using your phone while driving can save lives. People should be safer while driving because it can have a good outcome and the roads can be easier and safer to drive
Since the car is basically a computer, it could get hacked and the hacker could use the car as a weapon or steal any information that they can get from it. If a fatal accident involving a self driving car were to happen, who would be responsible? The makers of the car for failing to create a vehicle that could handle the situation, or the driver for not paying attention. There has been an accident where a self driving car killed a man because the car thought an 18 wheeler was a cloud and went straight into the truck. They truck took off the top of the car
Technology is advancing rapidly and allowing us to make our day-to-day activities easy and straightforward. In the same way, self-driving cars were introduced to ease the transportation for humans. The idea behind these cars is to eliminate the crashes as Bryant Walker-smith, says that today 90% of the accidents are caused by human errors. But with these amazing features, the driverless cars should also make ethical and moral decisions resulting in the rise of an ethical dilemma for vehicle manufacturers. What is going on?
Speed limits could be increased and make travel time less due to how much more safe it is with self driving cars. These cars could be life changing to people who have difficulties driving, such as disabled people and the elderly, there would be no need for a drivers license or driving tests. Self driving cars could also lead to less car theft because these cars are aware of their surroundings, there are many advantages self driving cars could bring to the world and this is just the
To start off, the safety of the person riding a car that runs on technology is not safe. For instance, the article, “pro/con: Is the idea of driverless cars gaining popularity”,stated if something on the road changes, the car won’t know where to go and would be lost. The car won’t know where objects on the road are. For example, objects like bits of paper garbage are harmless, but they can change the course for no reason. There are unexpected adventures if you ride a driverless car.
Unlike many of us, driverless cars have no distractions which are the leading cause of accidents. Aside from that, driving too slow or too fast also causes these accidents. Writers Lessman and Lewis state “McKinney&CO. predicts that self-driving cars could reduce crash rates up to 90 percent. This means less money spent by individuals on car repairs, maintenance, and health bills related to auto accidents”(Lessman and Lewis 1).
But, according to the article (A Google Self-Driving car caused a crash for the first time), “California DMV filing first reported by writer Mark Harris, one of Google’s self-driving Lexus SUVs drove into the side of a bus at low speed.” Lastly, some may say that one could be more productive in a self driving vehicle because the computer is in charge of the wheel. However, computers are unreliable and malfunction all the time, and your car would be a computer. No one wants to experience a computer crash that could kill you. In conclusion, I believe that we need to keep self-driving cars off the road because, these cars will be too expensive, they will put many jobs at risk and they will contribute to an already lazy society. I understand that the idea of self-driving cars is exciting and new, but we are better off with a human behind the wheel as we drive into the
December 16, 2016 - Period 8 Jake Silver Driving Toward Vaccination Since personal automobiles became common, car collisions have been a reality. Not including the 50 million people injured annually, there are 1.3 million global fatalities every year resulting from preventable car accidents. The United States federal government has blamed everything from the laws to the vehicles themselves – even simple chance. Studies proved these accusations incorrect. In fact, a major factor contributing to modern collisions is actually the driver's lack of driving knowledge.