Robert Peterson’s article, “Will Self Driving Cars Be Good for America?” (2016), asserts that Americans are ready for autonomous cars, and that self-driving cars have many advantages over their counterparts. Peterson first develops his claim by stating that Americans have used autonomous travel ever since horses pulled buggies, and that autonomous travel is not new, it is just better; Peterson then supports his claim by presenting a statistic which states that roughly 32,000 people die each year from vehicular accidents and 93-95% of them are caused by human error, Peterson advocates that self-driving cars would decrease the number of fatalities from such accidents, as the technology of the vehicles would work to avoid these tragedies, and
Technological advances - from companies such as Google - in the development of the driverless car have raised the discussion of when these vehicles will make it’s debut into public daily life. In the article, “No Parking Here,” (2016) Clive Thompson outlines how the rise of driverless cars will reshape urban society economically and environmentally. While Thompson’s enthusiasm for the implementation of autonomous vehicles - with everyone adopting ride-sharing commutes, reduced environmental footprint, and aesthetically pleasing cities – the prospect of a connected transportation system that relies solely on computers seems like an image cut directly from a science fiction story. Rather than completely overhauling city structure, driverless
Another article states, “But what if drunk and stoned college kids never had to drive? The driverless car could unsettle these public policy debates by removing an important trump card in arguments against individual liberty and individual responsibility.” Driverless cars are not the only solution because humanity already has an option now which would be ubers, security shuttles, or even designated drivers. Not to mention that people will be out of work because driving provides a lot of job—cab drivers, truck drivers, delivery drivers. Technology would have left hundreds to thousands of people out of work and increased the unemployment rate substantially.
SUMMARY: Business reporter, Drew Harwell in the article, We Drove Cars That Can Drive Themselves — and Cost Only $20,000, published on April 5th, 2016 addresses the issue of driverless cars in the 21st century and explains the reasons why we should not rely on these relatively new cars. Harwell supports his claim first by framing his argument, through the use of evidence. He explains in detail what these cars actually are, for example, he cites an experiment he conducted driving these types of cars and provided information regarding price, miles per gallon, technology, and efficiency of each of the cars tested. Second by, appealing to the reader’s emotions.
If they are tired they can take a nap while the controlled computer will drive them on the route they need to go on. They also don’t have road rage like people do so if someone does something that makes someone mad then they will not have control over the vehicle and won’t be able to do something on accident because of their rage. Companies and car ownerships will make more money off of driverless cars so it would be a good investment. “It will be a huge gain for society in terms of safety, and finance.” Says Marion Charles pg.
Three proposed options could be utilized to combat this overwhelming obstacle. One solution would be to implement driverless cars on the road. Autonomous cars could reduce the human error associated with driving. Also, allowing the car to drive itself would give the driver opportunities to complete tasks of their own such as reading, working, sleeping, or texting. Like a robotic butler, autonomous cars could become modern day chauffeurs without the need for payment.
According to a statement provided to The Times, Google said that the potential of a self-driver to help those with disabilities could be realized only if the human operator were taken out of the equation. The company maintains that denying the driver an active role in vehicle control will also eliminate human error and improve driving safety. This is a huge benefit to disabled people who have never been able to drive a car on their own. In addition, the aging population would benefit from self driving cars because they would be able to be in a car without having to drive it. According to AARP, there are more than 45 million people in the U.S. age 65 or older, a figure that stands to grow by another 27 million by 2030.
According to Cadie Thompsons article, “ commuters worldwide could save a combined 1 billion hours everyday once autonomous cars go mainstream.” This is big for people that have a job, and are always busy. With this we could read, look at your phone, and do so many more things without driving dangerously. In the article titled “ Ten ways that driverless cars will change the world,” by Matthew Sparkes, it says that “ people would be able to work or do other activities behind the wheel while the car is driving itself.” This is big because a lot of people around the world are pressed for time everyday for multiple reasons, and this would help them manage their time
International Journal of Students ' Research in Technology & Management, 2(6), 203-206. The autonomous car or the driverless car can be referred to as a robotic car in simple language. This car is capable of sensing the environment, navigating and fulfilling the human transportation capabilities without any human input. It is a big step in the advancing future technology.
First of all, self-driving cars will be very expensive to purchase, and most people won’t be able to afford them. According to the article (What it really costs to turn a car into a self-driving vehicle), “When you ask carmakers and industry
Self driving this self driving that. Driverless cars are the next hot topic all around the world, everyone loves them and everyone wants one. Yes they are cool and fancy and they are safe… oh wait I don 't think so people don 't know how unsafe they actually are, thats why im here. The self driving car is being talked about everywhere you go.
In the Next 20 years the only vehicle that will be on the road will be self driving . As more people become aware of and use the new technology of self driving vehicle, one day that will be the only type of vehicle on the road. People will realize how much time it saved them and their families. The idea of of a Self Driving Vehicle started as early as 1950’s by Walt Disney, in his movie Magic Highway USA showed cars driving by themselves on the roads.
The benefits of owning a self driving car are so great, more should be on the road. One of the greatest, most desirable advantages is that there will be way less car accidents, and less fatal ones too. The article, “Self driving cars are just around the corner. Is it a good thing?”
While self-driving vehicles will provide a new form of technology in the future, they will affect our society by being an emerging technology that is innovative, dangerous, and unreliable. Self-driving cars are a new form of emerging technology. An article that was recently published discussed the positive and negative effects of self-driving buses which led to research on self-driving cars. The emerging technology of driverless vehicles was introduced on public roadways. Crelin stated that “Long predicted to be an impending and emerging technology, driverless vehicles developed slowly over the course of the twentieth century but emerged fully into public view in the first decades of the twenty-first” (1).
are due to car crashes and car malfunctions, many companies believe that these self driving cars could reduce accidents because these cars are computers and they navigate the best and fastest route possible avoiding traffic and making sure the flow on the freeway keeps going. Without the need for a human driver, cars could become mini moving rooms and create more space since there is no need for everyone to face forward. Travelers could sleep overnight or the duration of the trip without having to worry about a thing. People would no longer feel the fatigue from driving, plus arguments over directions would be a thing of the past. Speed limits could be increased and make travel time less due to how much more safe it is with self driving cars.