Disadvantages Of Driverless Cars

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Crash! A mother is on the road, and her kids are in the backseat of her van fighting; the music is playing on the radio and she 's talking to her father on the phone. All these distractions led to a flood of medical bills and insurance fees. Humans are unreliable when it comes to tasks that require focus; they are distracted easily and pay little attention to what they do on a daily basis. Driverless cars introduce a safe way that humans can be on the road and multitask. They are reliable and proven to be safer than humans driving on the road and help benefit the flow of traffic. They do this by allowing a system of computers to determine what measures should be taken and what precautions to be looking for on the road that regular people …show more content…
Now we can multitask while on the road and save ourselves a lot of time because of driverless cars. "New crash mitigation technology will warn you if you are about to have an accident and will actually hit the brakes for you if there is something impending." (CBS Money Watch 3). This is a building block of driverless cars present in our time; it can be found in newer cars and allows us to get distracted or take on other, simple tasks while driving such as talking on the phone and sending an email."Preloaded maps tell the system where the stationary stuff is -- traffic lights, crosswalks, telephone poles -- and the lidar fills in the landscape with moving objects like people." (Deaton 1). Driverless cars use this system to allow the passenger to sit back and enjoy the ride; it gives them free will to not pay attention to the road since there is an array of devices and systems doing that for them and controlling the car 's actions. All the systems that are installed in driverless cars are designed for driverless cars to truly be autonomous and allow the occupants of the vehicle to not pay …show more content…
"The congestion deteriorated from 4 percent to 50 percent and the number of cars traveling through the intersection also fell between 4 percent and 21 percent." (Borroz 2). This is the opposite of the main goal of driverless cars, which was to make road travel smoother through the network system they all use. "Safety is one of the main features consumers care about when they 're buying a car," (CBS Money Watch 3). Although road travel was made worse with driverless cars, it is stated that customers care more about being safe then getting to the destination quick. You have to be in one piece to actually get to wherever you 're going. Therefore, it 's safe to say that people value their safety over getting somewhere as fast as they

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