The Impact Of Technology On The Automotive Industry Essay

740 Words May 18th, 2016 3 Pages
Over the past hundred years, there have been tremendous technological advances in the automotive industry : today 's cars are far more environment-friendly, much more safer and more accessible to commoners. As of the early decades of the 21st century, this sector is about to come across another great revolutionary change. Leading its way is the advent of autonomous cars, also known as "self-driving vehicles". This new technology has great potential and could solve many of North America 's social problems including but not limited to the millions of hours wasted in traffic jams, the pollution traffic jams engender, the high cost of car crashes and transportation infrastructures, the wasted urban space allocated to parking lots and productive time lost due to commuting.

When it comes to transportation, the safety of the travellers is always the first and most important question whether we 're talking about planes, ships, cars, bicycles or even walking (or jaywalking). In the American society, car accidents are so frequent and common that it is not surprising when seen on the news : "In 2010, there were approximately six million vehicle crashes leading to 32,788 traffic deaths, or approximately 15 deaths per 100,000 people. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 4–34. And of the 6 million crashes, 93 percent are attributable to human error."(G. Silberg and R. Wallace). Naturally, in most of the cases, humans don 't get into car accidents because…

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