Persuasive Essay On Self-Driving Cars

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Self-driving cars will not only revolutionize driving, it will change the way humans currently live their lives. Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman in their book, Driverless, state that “In the coming decade, self-driving cars will hit the streets, rearranging established industries and reshaping cities, giving us new choices in where we live and how we work and play.” (Mrs. Heyne – this is in the summary of the book, what should I put here as a page number?) Self-driving cars aren’t science fiction anymore, they are real, and they will be purchased by consumers in the millions within the coming decades. Autonomous cars are proven to be safer, and much smarter than manually-driven cars. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication will transform driving as we know it. It will assist in preventing accidents, reducing traffic, and getting the passenger(s) to where they need to be on time. Autonomous cars will be the future of driving. One of, if not, the most common inquiry people make about autonomous cars is, “how safe are they?” Great news, it seems that self-driving cars are immensely safe. Jacquelyn Miller, a Google spokeswoman, stated that since…show more content…
If they are, autonomous cars will obviously become popular. If the manually-driven cars will not become illegal in the future, there will still be an influx in the amount of self-driving cars on the road, but compared to how many cars are already active, it’s a miniscule amount. According to an article on Business Insider, there will be ten million self-driving cars on the road by 2020 (Greenough, “10 Million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020”). That may seem like a lot, but when put into perspective, it’s only 0.84% of the 1.2 billion cars that are currently owned. That number will obviously escalate as the years go by, but cars in the near future can be expected to mainly comprise of manually-driven
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