Self-driving cars are new to society and the measure of the impact can only be determined by their potential benefits and drawbacks. By 2030, self-driving cars are going to be a norm so it is better to learn now if they are worth the risk then later. Self-driving cars prevent accidents, create a safer street, reduce road rage, increase human productivity, improve mobility, provides the potential aspect of affordability, and so much more. The world is changing and everyone needs to learn how to change
Did you know that in the near future, it is possible that cars could drive themselves? Driverless cars are now beginning to become reality with many big companies starting to test them out on the streets. Driverless cars are cars that drive themselves without needing a person to drive it. They are run by a computer system that analyzes everything needed when driving like, the weather conditions, other vehicles, stoplights and many more. Driverless cars could be on the market in 2019, this could change the lives of many by affecting where people would prefer to live, while also saving their money.
There are more benefits to raising it then to keep the age to where it’s at. Being a young driver can be quite exciting since you can take on the world as more of an adult. Experiencing this is definitely a good feeling. Having such a responsibility at a young age can backfire. Teens can have multiple distractions while driving, like having friends in the car with them, a ringing phone waiting for some kind of reply, or random actions to take
Tomorrow, maybe, completely autonomous cars will steer themselves across mountain ranges and through downtowns. Across the world, hundreds of millions or even perhaps billions of people will be safer than ever, more prosperous than ever, and more efficient than ever. Despite, some people will say self-driving cars will foster an environment of less safety, rather than more. They say hackers may be able gain control of cars from the outside. However, this is not true because the sensors on a car can and will be programmed to automatically detect and shut down malicious invaders, through reasons which I actually will explain later.
But, according to the article (A Google Self-Driving car caused a crash for the first time), “California DMV filing first reported by writer Mark Harris, one of Google’s self-driving Lexus SUVs drove into the side of a bus at low speed.” Lastly, some may say that one could be more productive in a self driving vehicle because the computer is in charge of the wheel. However, computers are unreliable and malfunction all the time, and your car would be a computer. No one wants to experience a computer crash that could kill you. In conclusion, I believe that we need to keep self-driving cars off the road because, these cars will be too expensive, they will put many jobs at risk and they will contribute to an already lazy society. I understand that the idea of self-driving cars is exciting and new, but we are better off with a human behind the wheel as we drive into the
Self driving cars-con Did you know that self driving cars have been a future dream since the 1930s? In fact experts were positive that the cars would be flying by on the road by the 1960s. Although this would have been a great thing to have, everything has a downside and self driving cars have quite a few. Self driving cars may promote safety concerns because if there is an accident or a technology fail, self driving cars won’t be able to read human signals, causing accidents. Additionally, the computers can be damaged by serious weather conditions causing accidents and much more.
Many people don’t trust driverless cars for many reasons but the ones that stood out to me the most were on how driverless cars can decrease the amount of job opportunities and how can driverless cars communicate if they’re from different companies. For example, one source listed all the transportation services that can be replaced and greatly affected by driverless cars (Lessmand and Lewis 1). But it’s still not a good reason on why you shouldn 't use driverless cars. Driverless cars do more than replace they save. They save lots of lives and prevent many traffic fatalities.
The article written by Peter Roff titled “Don’t Ban Driving with Cell Phones,” explores the idea of banning cell phone usage while driving by the Federal Government. This particular article is on the proposed law from the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in 2012. Today, there is some form of cell phone ban while driving in all 50 states. For example, texting while driving will warrant a ticket across the entire United States. Some states have not banned any other form of cell phone usage while driving but most of the more populated states have implemented further restrictions.
“Imagine getting in your car, typing or speaking a location into your vehicles interface, then letting it drive you to your destination while you read a book, surf the web or nap.” (Text 1, 1-2) This illustrates that people could do multiple things at once while the car drives itself, people would like this because some feel very unsafe while driving or anxiety levels rise. Google cars could/ will relieve a lot of stress people have while driving because they are afraid they might get in accident. “On the other hand, if these cars are owned by individuals, I see a huge rise in the number of trips, and vehicle miles traveled. People will send out their car to run errands they would never have to do if they had to be in a car and waste their own time.” (Text 1, 32). In other words, human can be more efficient with their time while their car can be sent out to the grocery store or local gas station to get a tank of gas while the owner does stuff around the house or is at their job.