Persuasive Essay On Self Driving Cars

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Growing up, we have seen it all. Those science fiction movies that promised us a future of wonderful technology, simplifying everything around us. Robotic servants, hover boards, nanotechnology and most of all – self-driving cars. While most of us will have to wait a bit longer for a robot Jeeves to bring us our morning coffee, the potential of those self-driving cars appear to be right around the corner, bringing with it a mountain of issues that we may not be ready to consider or even anticipate yet. Currently there are two types of classifications for autonomous driving: highly autonomous and fully autonomous. Highly still requires a driver while fully is just what it sounds like. For the purpose of this paper, it is assumed that technology has advanced to the point that fully-autonomous cars are the norm. Safety While some may look forward to the convenience – reading the morning paper or putting those finishing touches on an important project for work during the commute -- that will inevitably come with autonomous cars, safety may become the primary beneficiary. The technology required to allow a car to drive autonomously among hundreds and thousands of other cars and countless obstacles along the way is staggering. Exterior sensors like cameras and radar, and interior ones like computers and firewalls are just the tip of the iceberg. All these systems working in unison, not only within the relationship of the car and the road, but with the car and all other cars
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