Persuasive Essay On Self Driven Cars

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Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year, an additional 23.5 million are injured or disabled, nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers ages 16-20 (“Road Crash Statistics”). According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, “crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person” (“Road Crash Statistics”). So, now imagine a world in where you feel safe to drive any time of the day. Imagine getting into a car and not worrying about driving alongside drunk drivers, drivers who are exhausted, or distracted drivers who are on their phones. Our technology has advanced significantly and it only continues advancing. Waymo, a small project that was launched by Google started exploring the idea of a self-driven car. Self-driven cars can be beneficial to our society because they will lower traffic while improving safety, lower the death toll in car accidents, and will be environmental friendly. If we start using self-driving cars our society will become less worried about risking their lives and people would not be so afraid to get to their destination. First and foremost, with self-driven cars having quicker reflexes than humans they will be less likely to make the silly mistakes most humans make which will improve traffic congestion and safety. Chris Urmson, the director of the self-driving car project at Google in a blog post says, "We have improved our software so it can detect hundreds of distinct objects simultaneously--pedestrians, buses, a stop sign held up by a crossing guard, or a cyclist making gestures that indicate a possible turn” (Hustad). With driverless cars being this smart, it is okay to get distracted or to make that important business call. These self-driving cars are aware like no other and can detect hundreds of objects. It is a little harsh to say, but driverless cars might just pay more attention to the road than a human can because it never gets tired nor distracted. Karis Hustad also mentions, “In a video, the Google driverless car can sense a biker who veers in and out of its lane, navigate around road construction, and pause for errant pedestrians. The new technology can also read stop signs and waits for all cars to cross
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