Driverless Cars : The Future Of Transportation

908 WordsAug 29, 20164 Pages
Driverless Cars in Society People drive back and forth from everywhere today. We commute to work. We go to eat at a restaurant. We drive to football games on Saturdays. Automatous driving has become a topic of great discussion. Companies such as Tesla, Google, and Ford Motor Company are all trying to develop driverless cars. Tesla and Mercedes Benz are the only two cars in the U.S. that are currently sold with a driverless feature, although it is not full blown which both were previewed at either an auto show or a company event which both I watched. It allows you to let it drive itself below 45 mph without any input other than a destination. After 45 mph, it simply asks for your hand on the steering wheel to make sure you could take control back from it in an emergency situation. These kind of technology is now a reality, but should it be? Some people never want to see this kind of technology come off the ground. Others see it as the future of transportation as we know it. Is it safe? Do we really want driverless cars? What about the loss of jobs from it, and the creation of jobs from it? It is certainly an interesting conversation. It is certainly I only know the basics. It is not a conversation, that I know much about or its implications, but it will certainly be an interesting research topic. In the “Moral Challenges of Driverless cars”, the author brings up several valid points. Safety is certainly one of the biggest issues. How can these autonomous cars react in
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