In addition, recent studies have shown that human drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident in comparison to driverless cars. Cars of Tomorrow-Still Not Flying states; “Google has had a fleet of driverless cars since 2009, and they’ve driven over a half a million miles without a crash. Human drivers get in an accident about every half a million miles on average in the United States, so either the Google cars are due, or they’re going to out-drive humans yet again.” This explains that in recent humans are more accident prone and get into accidents more frequently. Not to mention the fact that amongst humans driverless cars could ultimately end up saving lives. Fischer who was interviewed at the New York International Auto Show tells CNN Money Watch, that by looking towards new crash mitigation technology it will worn the driver if an accident is about to occur.
Kristof’s use of logos is strong due to the amount of facts and statistics he offers to his audience, but he fails to strongly use pathos and ethos, due to the lack of these elements Kristof’s argument is weakened. Kristof somewhat effectively argues that if guns and their owners were controlled in the same way that cars and their drivers are, thousands of lives could be protected each year by using persuasive techniques. Kristof’s essay adequately compares car regulations to gun control. He is extremely comprehensive on reasons why we should have gun regulations similar to automobiles controls. Kristof contrasts the statistics of firearm and automobile deaths to move the readers to harmonize with his opinion of the subject.
In Jonathan Locker's article "OnStar: Big Brother's Eye in the Sky,” shows the flaws of a well-known company that delivers convenient services to many vehicles. Though this amazing Technology is used among thousands of consumers it is built with a variety of flaws. His persuasive literary writing grabs the attention of the readers with his opinion “OnStar invading privacy”. Locker uses different scenarios to prove his major points towards the audience. OnStar is in the near future which will eventually evolve and monitor many drivers.
Fifty were asked the speed of the car when it was smashed, another fifty were asked the speed of the car when it was hit, and the other fifty were asked no question regarding speed. A week later, subjects were required to answer a question about broken glass in relation to after the accident. The data collected showed that implementing the verb “smashed” into the question “about how fast were the cars going when they had ‘smashed’ each other” provided a higher probability for subjects to believe they had seen broken glass within the film in regards to other verb tenses. For example, “smashed” in an accident usually means broken glass; which provides the reasoning as to why participants believed broken glass was present. This finding provided that if students are questioned within a more complexed verb, then the answer provided will enact a more severe
Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a dramatic fall in the once thought of, cooperate social responsible car company Volkswagen. After manipulating the pollution levels of their cars, this scandal has resulted in the German car company is facing a lot of backlash from consumers which is significantly impacting their value. This made me think of chapter two of Cocktail Party Economics as it is all about value. Firstly, we are introduced to the idea that nothing is truly priceless even though companies try and convince us that they are. Volkswagen through catchy advertising, amazing corporate social responsibly (CSR) and environmentally friendly vehicles has built a reputation that some people would value as priceless.
Have you ever got a speeding ticket? Makes you so mad. I think they should raise the speed limits, or stop giving speeding tickets. So many innocent people like myself have gotten speeding tickets for going five over the speed limit and you end up paying an arm and a leg to resolve the issue. Especially if you are under 25 you have to pay for your ticket and defensive driving.
She states “because of the numerous amounts of loopholes in our countries current gun restrictions, it is pointless to keep enforcing these laws. A whole new set of tighter stricter gun laws should be enacted instead for a real change to occur” (Watkins). She does bring up a valid point here. These loopholes have resulted in some instances where people purchased a gun from a private seller without having to go through the standard waiting period and background checks that would typically occur if a gun was being purchased from a licensed arms dealer; however even with these “loopholes” the seller must report to the government the weapon being sold as well as the intended buyer of said weapon. One big problem people have with guns and gun laws today is gun shows.
Arnold Friend tries to hypnotize people by the language he uses on them. For example, Arnold tries to get Connie in his car willingly when he says, “Dontcha wanta see what’s on the car? Don’tcha wanta go for a ride,” by saying this he is distracting her attraction because she is now more interested in the car than in him (Oates 3). Arnold continues to try to get Connie in the car when he puts on Bobby King, but Connie doesn’t go for the bait and she doesn't want to go with Arnold. When Arnold realizes his plan is failing he threatens Connie by saying, “ This is how it is honey: you come out and we’ll drive away, have a nice ride.
There are many companies working on self driving cars, including Honda, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Tesla. However, driverless cars have caused many accidents, some even end up fatal. Self driving cars are unsafe because they are at a high risk of being hacked, having an incident happen that the car cannot administer, and the cars are not predictable enough to put peoples lives in danger because of mistakes. Self driving cars are vulnerable to getting hacked. Everybody has heard of computers getting hacked, but driverless cars are basically moving computers.
Driving is apart of most teens, and adults lives for many years. There are many exciting moments from getting a license to cramming as many friends in into a car (Zermike 6-7). On the other hand there are terrifying moments from being involved in a car accident, to losing your life, and your friends life. It is important for teens to realize the responsibilities that come with driving. With car crashes being the main cause of death of teen drivers, there should be restrictions to help teens have a smaller chance of being involved in an accident.