Autonomous cars were first thought up back in the 1930’s, but were never fully researched. Five years ago, Google announced that it would begin production of these modern marvels and around two years ago, driverless cars began to make their way to the streets for testing. In 2012, that these cars started to pick up speed (pun intended) and became popular. This year marks a grand milestone for the developers of the driverless car as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “is widely expected to announce standards and mandates for car-borne beacons” (Fisher, 2013). Currently, research and testing occurs quite often in the West Coast of the U.S. California and Arizona because of the open roads. So far three states have legalized Google’s driverless cars, but there is no law that requires cars to have drivers in the first place.
Can we make our once mythical dream of having an automated self-driving car on roads come true? In today’s modern day age and generation, the most pivotal notion that binds our society together as a whole, is technology. From having flying automated cameras that can be controlled to take beguiling shots with a touch of a button, to using smartphones for alerting burglar alarms in households, new milestones are constantly being accomplished and achieved at an inconceivable rate. One such present-day technological advance that has been circulating our domains and industry is the exploitation of autonomous vehicles on public streets. While the idea of having a driverless car is captivating and desirable in many forms, it however, also raises many
• Liabilities around self-driving cars also include potential negative economic effects, ethical arguments, privacy and security, will not be considered due to space constraints
In the article, “Will Self-Driving Cars be Good for America” (March 10, 2016), Robert Peterson argues that America is ready for self-driving cars to take over the streets. The author first reports the statistics of car related accidents in America, and how much the damages have cost in all; he then presents all the benefits of autnomous cars by discussing how it will benefit people of all ages by limiting expenses, and being able to reach a destination without the need for a license; and to conclude, he then finishes his article by alerting the audience that they need to get ready for what’s about to happen to the automotive industry in America. His purpose is to inform the reader in order to convince them that autonomous cars are the only
Imagine never having to touch a steering wheel again and using this time at your leisure. According to the article PRO/CON: Will self-driving cars be good for America? By Robert Peterson and Eric Peters, Tribune News Service this may be part of our not-so-distant future. Recently many companies have been experimenting with driverless car technology and this could mean a whole new generation of driving. This new driverless car is the safe, clean, and refreshing gateway to the future of automobiles.
“Our Driverless Future” is an article narrated in the third person point of view. In this article, Halpern expresses the many concerns with autonomous vehicles that will be created and used in the near future. She begins by stating that semiautonomous cars equipped with new technologies and safety features, such as “autopilot” mode, actually focus the driver’s attention to many areas but the road. It is already seen that due to these features, there is an increase in collisions and a lack of safety on the road. Therefore, Google and other companies proposed the idea of self-driving vehicles that eliminate split responsibility between the driver and the car. Although this mobility revolution might sound appealing to some people, especially young
Similarly, the article “The Moral Challenges of Driverless Cars” explains how driverless cars will be a safer alternative. It explains how humans are more prone to cause an accident than the driverless cars. The article describes the processing behind the vehicles and some problems they face while making them along with how this will delay their production. It also clarifies how the cars will be able to make the decisions that will keep people safe instead of putting them in harm’s way. Finally, the article describes the ethical issues and automation in cars today. According to Kirkpatrick, the cars are equipped with software that determine what reaction to make in different situations that would take a human more time to make, therefore, avoiding an accident. As stated in this article, there is still much work to be done before the cars are actually ready to sell to the public.
Driverless cars are the next big thing and something a lot of people are excited for, but who should be responsible if the car crashes? And If a car does crash would you the driver really want to take responsibility? Driverless cars can be very dangerous. An article called Tesla Bears Some Blame for Self-Driving Crash Death, Feds Say “the system should only have been used on highways with clear lane markings, strict medians, and exit and entrance ramps. So when a tractor trailer turning left crossed into the Model S's lane, the system did not recognize it” One of the deaths that have occurred with driverless car was when the car thought that it was perfectly fine and following the right path, but because the driver wasn't paying attention
A Closer Look at Autonomous Vehicles Many great technological feats have been accomplished in the past few years, one of the most notable would be the creation of self-driving cars. Along with the topic of what can be done with this technology, there is also the topic of what should be done with the technology from an ethical standpoint. Self-driving cars while not perfected are worth their innumerous benefits, despite the current limitations and drawbacks. Every year there are numerous incidents where the driver is responsible for a crash or even death. A self-driving car could be the very solution necessary to solving the abundance of accidents that occur daily across the nation. There are different levels of automation ranging on the amount of the drivers control of the vehicles. This technology is already being implemented in creative and helpful ways, and has been successfully tested.
One of the biggest challenges facing autonomous cars is legal issues. As of right now computer technology and artificial intelligence face numerous legal battles. Most people have heard of the technology that Google is creating in an attempt to make a “driver-less” car. As the technology gets more attention in the news Google’s driverless car has become a very opinionated and sensitive topic. People often ask questions like “What if Google’s car hit someone? Who would be at fault for the accident Google or the owner of the car?” These questions are currently being debated at the state and federal levels.
This opinion article addressing the cons of the rising technology of self-driving cars will be published in the LA Times. Readers of the LA Times are educated, affluent citizens who tend to have liberal ideologies.
In recent discussions of growing technology, a controversial issue has been whether we are ready for the advancements of driverless vehicles. On the one hand, some argue that these advancements have already proven that we are ready. On the other hand, however, others argue that we need to have
2.1 Introduction There are roughly 250 million registered motor vehicles in the United States (Blanco, 2010). This corresponds to almost one vehicle for every citizen. According to the Federal
Google’s autonomous car had clocked up 1 million miles on public roads, and the researcher planned to do more road test in the future in order to expedite launch the Google’s car. (Protalinski, 2015) The technology of autonomous car is mature enough to use. In addition, the law for autonomous car has been already passed in serval states including Florida, Nevada, and Michigan. (Boeglin, 2015) It seems to be obviously that autonomous are coming into and bringing profound effect in our daily life. However, before greeting this revolutionary vehicle, there are several problems that need to be solved, such as ethical dilemma, liability and privacy problems. In this essay, which decision is moral in emergency, who will be responsible for an accident made by an autonomous car, and how much intimate information of owner can an autonomous car use will be discussed.
Ford’s Autonomous Car Most of the automotive companies believe that the next generation of cars are going to be autonomous vehicles, but not all of them have the same opinion about it. Some companies want to bring a fully autonomous car to reality, which wouldn’t need any human interaction to drive