Is driverless technology the best thing that ever happened to cars? Technology is advancing very fast; some even say that technology is advancing so fast that society cannot keep up. One technology that is advancing at a very fast pace is driverless car technology. A driverless car is a robotic vehicle that is designed to travel between destinations without a human operator. Driverless technology has many advantages as well as disadvantages. It will affect not only the society but also the government, car companies, politics, and car insurance companies.
B. Thesis Statement? Driverless technology affects society in both a positive and a negative way. Even though it has disadvantages, the self-driving technology is the best thing that ever happened to cars. I. Driverless technology A How driverless cars work 1 Driver sets a terminus; the car’s software determines a route and starts the car on its way. 2 A LIDAR sensor monitors a 60-meter range around the car and creates a dynamic 3-D map of the car’s current environment. 3 Radar systems in the front and rear bumpers calculate distances to obstacles.
4 Reading signs and traffic lights and identifying pedestrians is done using a combination of cameras, radar and LIDAR B What a driverless car can do 1 Drive in highways, highways, and mountain roads with infrequent human intervention. 2 Detects and reacts to what the co-pilot does 3 Find a parking spot and park by itself without anyone being inside the car. II. The benefits driverless technology brings to society A Driverless technology is safer then humans driving 1 Sensors and vehicle-to-vehicle communication are more accurate. 2 Less able to be distracted than a human driver
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3 Obeys the laws/ will not take chances/ drive the speed limit B Disabled people will be able to drive 1 Blind people will be able to drive 4 Elderly people will be able to go anywhere they want 5 People without hands, feet, will be able to drive C. Driverless technology will save people money 1. Self-driving car will use less gas 2. Less chance of getting a ticket III. How self-driving technology will affect society in a negative way A Driverless cars will effect employment 1 “About 232,000 limo and taxi drivers will be unemployed”(Frey, 2013).
6 “Over 647,000 bus drivers will be out of work”(Frey, 2013).
7 “Over 125,000 truck drivers will be looking for new careers”(Frey, 2013).
8 “Other jobs affected will be pizza delivery, FedEx, UPS, etc. ”(Frey, 2013).
C Privacy 1 The police will be able to monitor the travels of chosen individuals 9 Hacking of the vehicle information D Cost of driverless cars 1 “Car’s sticker price will go up $7,000-$10,000”(Kurweil, 2014).
2 Not everyone will be able to buy one. Interest. com’s 2013 Car Affordability Study says, “ the average American can only afford to spend $20,806 on a car”(Tannert, 2014).
IV. Conclusion A Driverless technology affects society both in a good and a bad way. The benefits driverless technology brings to society are that driverless technology is safer then humans driving, B disabled people will be able to drive, and driverless technology will save people money. The ways that will impact society in a negative way are that driverless cars will effect employment, it will have some privacy problems, and it will cost a lot to buy one. Driverless technology affects society in both a positive and a negative way.
Even though it has disadvantages, the self-driving technology is the best thing that ever happened to cars. Reflection paragraph Our team topic is modern automobile technology. Our main focus is driverless car technology. We will be talking about how it will effect society, how will it affect insurance companies/ driving laws, how much will this technology cost and who do these new technologies profit, and how the self driving technology will affect politics. These ideas relate to the team project because it shows how society will be affected by this technology. References
Introduction Have you ever wanted your life to become easier than it already is? Isn’t it always tiring driving a car which is a waste of energy and effort? Well the solution is simple. The latest technology involving the new driverless car will evolve the meaning of driving, allowing easier travel to places. A driverless car is an automated vehicle capable of fulfilling the main transportation ...