Essay On Self-Driving Cars

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In the op-ed “Barack Obama: Self-driving, Yes, But Also Safe” published in Pittsburgh Sun-Gazette on September 19, 2016, president Obama states that autonomous vehicles will transfer many lives potentially. He also said, “American innovation is driving bigger changes.” America is changing every day and new invention is increasing. He points out how helpful it will be too many Americans such as “senior’s citizens and Americans with disabilities.” He then said that these autonomous vehicles will be “safer, more accessible driving .less congested, less polluted” to the environment and that not because these companies are building cars that mean they are not looking out for the safety of American individuals which is why he said “we’re asking them …show more content…
Autonomous vehicles known to many as self-driving cars are said to be taking over the roads of the future as early as 2020. The question here is: How will self-driving cars change the future? Will self-driving cars be safer, more accessible vehicles? Will there be a reduction in accidents happening in America? As of right now we may not know the answer to those questions but, we can research and learn about …show more content…
One of “the first advantage of driverless cars is one of multitasking. While being taken from here to there in a driverless car, you can do anything you want” (Borroz, 2015). Being in a car that can drive without you monitoring it gives you the chance to carry on with other task, you can sleep, watch a movie, eat your food or even have a stress-free conversation with anyone in the vehicle with you. The second advantage about self-driving cars is safety. “Although this has yet to be born out, the theory goes that people, on the whole, are not the best drivers out there. We might all think we 're Mario Andretti behind the wheel, but sadly and all too obviously, we are not. By leaving the driving to a whole slew of computers, sensors, servos and software, getting from home to office should be rendered accident free” ( sic) (2015). This is saying that in reality, people are the cause of accidents and that if we give autonomous cars a chance we will see a reduction in accidents per year. As stated in another source “automated vehicles have the potential to save tens of thousands of lives each year. And right now, for too many senior citizens and Americans with disabilities, driving isn’t an option.”(Obama, 2016) Automated vehicles for individuals like these could make a big difference for their lives and make them feel more convenient with

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