Essay about A Report On The Automobile Industry

1362 Words Dec 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Conger Wraase
Professor Diehl
ENGR 107-003
8 December 2016 The automobile industry is one of the fields that humans relies on the most. Cars get people to and from their jobs, family events, vacations, entertainment, and more; without them the world would not be able to run as smoothly as it currently does. There is a bad side to automobiles though, per the Association for Safe International Road Travel “nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.” To try and prevent such a staggering amount of death the automobile industry is trying to create self-driving vehicles. Cars that will no longer require human operation and can therefore prevent human error. This advancement in technology is great and theoretically should accomplish its objectives, but it is not without fault. The first thing that must be answered to understand if a self-driving car is worth these risks, is “What issues does this car solve?” A self-driving car could solve a lot of problems that are caused by human error when driving. The first major problem that could be solved is falling asleep behind the wheel of a car. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses” (“Facts and Stats” 2016). A program would never fall asleep, or be drowsy behind the…

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