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In our modern age, technology has become omnipresent. We rely on technology to help make our lives easier and to help us to solve problems that would otherwise take much longer without. Computers have a very big presence in society and we are seeing exponential growth not only in their complexity but their integration into many aspects of our lives. One of the newest innovations that is being talked about not only in technology circles but society in general is self-driving cars.

Human Error and Accidents

Much like we depend on technology to help us throughout our day, we also depend on cars to transport us from one place to another safely. However, this is often not the case, as accidents unfortunately happen all the time. Driving a car manually comes with many advantages as well as disadvantages. Human error is the cause of many accidents on the road and it is the hope of many technology developers that self-driving cars reduce these kinds of accidents and make transportation safer for all.

How Self-Driving Cars Can Keep Us Safe

Car accidents are a reality when driving on the road. It is important to be mindful of your surroundings. However, with new self-driving technology, cars are able to scan the area around the body of the car itself and use optical sensors in order to determine the proximity of the car to objects, people or other cars. This can be very useful in reducing any potential accidents that may occur. Self-driving cars are able to speed up and slow down according to the flow of traffic and are also able to stop at a moment’s notice, should there be an obstruction ahead.

Are They Safe?

This raises several questions in the minds of the average driver, chief among them: Are self-driving cars safe? The technology has a very long way to go before we see the mass implementation of self-driving cars in everyday life. However, as it stands, self-driving cars are well on their way to becoming a very safe alternative to manual driving and are able to provide a quality transportation experience to anyone who is looking to cut the uncertainty of driving out of their daily commute. From what has been implemented so far on our roads, self-driving cars have proven to be very safe and have reduced car accidents significantly since their inception and development. If you are someone who is looking toward the future for a great transportation alternative and are sick of having to deal with terrible drivers on the road, self-driving cars may just be what you need.

 

References

http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts...

https://www.daveabels.com/car-accidents.html

https://cdan.nhtsa.gov/stsi.htm

https://www.nhtsa.gov/research-data

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/googles-self-driving-car-is-ridiculous...

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-it-comes-to-safety-...

https://www.recode.net/2017/2/14/14612280/self-driving-car-regulati...

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/05/tesla-crash-self...

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Tags: car, cars, google, self-driving, technology

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