Driverless Cars Advantages And Disadvantages

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• The self-driving cars have a lot of advantages and here some of them: Travelers would be able to journey overnight and sleep for the duration. Also speed limits could be increased to reflect the safer driving, shortening journey times, also parking the vehicle and difficult maneuvering would be less stressful and require no special skills. The car could even just drop you off and then go and park itself, also it efficient travel also means fuel savings, cutting costs. Moreover Sensory technology could potentially perceive the environment better than human senses, seeing farther ahead, better in poor visibility, detecting smaller and more subtle obstacles, more reasons for less traffic accidents. But what about the disadvantages the driverless …show more content…
In addition, from early next year Volvo will be testing driverless cars in London in what it describes as its "most ambitious" trail ever. The driverless technology industry is expected to be worth £900 billion globally by 2025 and is currently growing by 16 per cent a year .Plus machines are much better at following rules than humans; motorway signs advising drivers to slow down or not change lane to avoid creating jams are often ignored by motorists – not so a computer. So how do driverless cars work? There are several systems that work in conjunction with each other to control a driverless car. Ultrasonic sensors in the wheels can detect the position of curbs and other vehicles when parking .Finally, a central computer analyses all of the data from the various sensors to manipulate the steering, acceleration and braking .This is just the start. As the technology gets cheaper, the driverless car future will increasingly become a reality. With that, of course, comes its own challenges. In May this year a driver was killed in what is believed to be the first fatal crash involving a self-driving car, while in July, a driver was killed at the wheel of his Tesla while using the Autopilot system. Both accidents are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety

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