Self Driving Cars : The Benefits Of Self-Motor Vehicles

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Autonomous Vehicles
Frank Flagello
ECPI University
Ms. Catherine Gorman Abstract
Technology has always found a way to push humanity forward. The next big leap is Artificial Intelligence, and robots taking over certain tasks from humans. More specifically, autonomous motor vehicles taking over for human drivers. Are self-driving cars the future, or a pipe dream? There are some concerns with the idea of self-driving cars, such as the loss of work for professional drivers or the complete loss of control within one’s own vehicle. However, the benefits we see in turning away from human controlled automobiles far outweigh the negatives. Loss of life, increasing medical and insurance costs, and long travel times can be decreased drastically by removing human error from driving motor vehicles.

With more than 30,000 deaths in the United States annually coming from motor vehicle accidents, we should be doing more to prevent car crashes. Motor vehicle accidents amount to billions of dollars per year in medical costs, insurance premiums, loss of work and property damage. There are also mental and emotional issues faced by the victims, such as loss of loved ones and moderate to severe injuries. Of all vehicular accidents, we find that the majority are the result of human error. According to Mark Rosekind, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "Ninety-four percent of crashes can be tied back to a human choice or error. Ninety-four percent!"
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