The Problem Of A Car Accident Essay

1114 Words Aug 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Did you know that your odds of dying in a car crash are quite high, 1 in 8,000 in a year to be precise. That 's quite high. In fact that 's more likely to kill you than a snake bite at 1 in 3,500,000 yet we all know people are more scared of snakes. But it 's all about perception, I mean everybody drives a car so it must be safe right? Well, we humans aren 't very good at driving as an average of 2,538 people die on UK roads each year and in 2013 138,660 people were involved in an accident which caused them injury. However what if we could make the road safer? Well the answer, as always, is in computers. Currently they run everything from traffic lights to the stock exchange and they are pretty good at what they do, so why can 't they help us drive better. Well over the past few years computer controlled cars or self driving cars have been in development and they 're probably the solution to our problem. They 're being developed my major companies such as Audi, BMW and most notably Google and are being backed by governments. So, just how good are they?

Well like I said thousands of people die on Britain 's roads each year and in fact in 2013 1,713 people died on Britain 's roads. Now that number is shockingly large and yet we are to blame as 90% of accidents are caused by human error whether it be texting while driving, falling asleep at the wheel or lack of concentration. Now computers don 't get tired, lose concentration or update their instagram status. They can see…

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