Persuasive Essay On Self Safety

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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. They are easily capable of being hacked. Any experienced hacker will find a way to control the vehicles. They can figure out how to control the speed of the vehicle and the direction.…show more content…
“Your Tesla will match speed to traffic conditions, keep within a lane, automatically change lanes without requiring driver input, transition from one freeway to another, exit the freeway when your destination is near, self-park when near a parking spot and be summoned to and from your garage” (Tesla). Turn signals happen on their own and the car follows your GPS. Driverless cars may be able to prevent many road issues. However, there are still a considerable amount problems that it can either cause or can’t prevent. As an adversary, I have to disagree with self driving cars. They have caused several accidents, some even fatal. Driverless cars are never going to be able to handle every situation like a human can. Plus, the car might be programmed a certain way, but fail to respond when it comes time to. 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

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