Pros And Cons Of Autonomous Vehicles

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Introduction Autonomous vehicle's have enormous potential to allow for more productive use of time spent in a vehicle and to reduce crashes, costs of congestion, energy consumption, and pollution. They may also alter models of vehicle ownership and patterns of land use, and may create new markets and economic opportunities. This assignment includes everything from when and whether this technology should be permitted on the roads to the appropriate liability regime. This report seeks to aid pro's con's and all that has to do with autonomous vehicles. I am going to use the internet, library and information I get from motor dealers to find out all I need to know about this topic. What Are Autonomous Vehicles? Technological advancements…show more content…
First, the technology appears close to maturity and commercial introduction. Every major commercial automaker is engaged in research in this area and full-scale commercial introduction of truly autonomous ,including driverless vehicles are being predicted to occur within five to 20 years.. As these technologies come into the marketplace, it is important to understand the effects that existing policy are likely to have on the development and adoption of this technology. There are millions killed each year in crashes, and the vast majority of these crashes are the result of human error. By greatly reducing the opportunity for human error, AV technologies have the potential to greatly reduce the number of…show more content…
Parking is currently the source of considerable steady municipal income for many cities. By making proximate parking unnecessary, AVs may destroy this source of revenue. While parking may eventually be replaced by uses that generate tax revenue, the transition to AVs may substantially disrupt municipal finances. Others have noted the potential social equity issues raised by AV technologies and argued that a focus on AVs distracts us from public transit. Rather than improve transportation that can aid all citizens, focusing on AVs could merely perpetuate our individualistic car-centered society by starving public transit of riders. One of the current key attractions of public transit is that one can read or use a smartphone. When those activities can be done in a private car, fewer citizens may use mass transit. This, in turn, may reduce fare income and lead public transit authorities to either cut services or increase fare costs, which may create a vicious circle of declining transit ridership. AVs are also likely to be substantially more expensive than conventional cars, However, these outcomes are not predetermined, and can be addressed through a variety of policy tools. Jobs will also be lost. The act of driving is the source of many reasonably well-paid jobs. Recent

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