The Future of Driving

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Individual Research Paper Vladimir Teplizkiy Foundation of Business Methods Lori Travis 11/01/14 What is the future of driving? Almost 120 years ago, the first car was manufactured. Nowadays, cars are the main on-ground transportation. Although vehicles help people a lot in their full of movement and energy modern life, cars are taking away people’s time, which they spend behind the wheel. Cars are also a means of transportation that is associated with a high chance of life-threatening risks. So how can Google change that? Google’s credo is “Think Bigger,” and they are doing that by coming up with ideas, that are far ahead of our time. Larry Page once said, “We want to build technology that everybody…show more content…
They produce zero emissions - in fact, there is no tailpipe. This means no harmful air pollution – no PM10s (smoke, dirt and dust from factories, farming, and roads), no nitrous oxides, no carbon monoxide and, of course, no carbon pollution. Even when charged with conventional grid electricity, Google’s autonomous vehicles still deliver a substantial carbon gases reduction. Electric vehicles reduce fuel costs dramatically because of the low cost of electricity relative to conventional fuel. Also, they have the benefit of flexible fueling: they can charge overnight at a residence (or a fleet facility), at a workplace, or at a public charging station. To conclude, Google’s self-driving car project is an innovative technology that will change the definition of the word commute and will help to resolve issues, which appear when using regular man-driven, gas-powered vehicles. These vehicles will decrease the high number of accidents that occur daily on the roads and they will help people to save their time and help to reduce carbon emissions. In addition to that, Google’s self-driving vehicles will help elderly people and people with disabilities to use cars, without the need of controlling them. According to Jean Shiomoto, director of the California DMV, “Autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation. The potential safety and mobility benefits are enormous" (as cited in Franzen,
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