Public Transport Systems Of The Uk

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Currently there are already a few alternatives to cars available to a large amount of people, the most prevalent of these being public transport systems which count towards about 16% of commuters as their usual method of transport in the UK[6]. In the future we will probably see more alternatives such as driver-less cars, notably one being developed by google, and some even speculate as to more science fiction like modes of transportation e.g. “According to Shaw, in the future everyone will use telekinetically controlled hover-boards” [1]. The question is somewhat speculative at best as there are too many factors currently involved as to the requirement of cars both now and in the future. One of the most compelling arguments against needing to know how to drive is the driver-less car which have had reasonable success under the development of Google, which by 2012 “completed more than 300,000 miles of testing. […] and there hasn’t been a single accident under computer control.” [2]. This was achieved about 2 years after the project was first publicly announced and aimed to “fundamentally change the use of cars”[3]. The concept itself has a lot of merit as it would give those previously unable to drive, such as those who are blind or otherwise disabled, means to more independently get around. A good example of how a driver-less car would be was seen in the film adaptation of Isaac Asimov 's I, Robot, in which all cars where computer driven but also gave the driver an option
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