Essay On Autonomous Cars

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Autonomous Cars: What is Their Place in Society? “I’d start walking your way, you’d start walking mine. We’d meet in the middle, ‘neath that old Georgia pine”. Most arguments have a far right and far left. They both shout their opinions and very little ever gets done, and just the ole country song from Diamond Rio, the best solutions are very close to the middle and driverless cars are no different. Many people have been huge proponents of driverless cars ever since they gained momentum from google. Some people say that everyone should still be driving manuals. You have your old time people that will never let anything go no matter what, and those people that always want the latest and greatest thing no matter how much it costs. Although the …show more content…
It’s been a long hard ride, got a ways to go, but this is still the place that we all call home.” The tech world will shout that autonomous cars are all but inevitable, and they will revolutionize transportation. They claim that Autonomous cars will make accidents disappear. While yes, I always want to be able to prevent one more death or one more accident, we do have to consider what we are giving up to get this benefit. People will have accidents and unfortunately people will die. It is just a simple fact of life. As long as cars are on the road, there will be accidents. Articles that attempt to say that accidents will cease to exist with a driverless future are shockingly over-optimistic. Software will fail and cars will falter. We cannot prevent ever death, but we can be smart. We can examine how we are teaching people to drive. The transportation system is an immense part in the reason why people are not learning to drive correctly from the beginning. We need to teach kids the correct way to drive and enforce it much better than we are currently doing. Just offering a stunted little course of a couple of drives at school is in no way preparing someone for our complicated transportation systems. We need to revolutionize this from the ground up; however, I do not say that driverless features are completely bad. I did say in the beginning that I didn’t think they needed to be fully-autonomous. Features such as automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and systems that steer the vehicle for you all can be used to make the roadways safer. These systems can assist a fatigued driver to get home. When they may fall asleep at the wheel on the way home, the system will vibrate the seat and steering wheel and nudge the vehicle to stay in the lane as the vibrations attempt to wake the driver, which could prevent some of the most gruesome single car accidents that we have on

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