Google’s Self-Driving Cars
Self-driving cars are becoming visible in today’s society. Just like people, these cars are constantly asking questions to be safe. Such as, asking where they are, what’s around them, and what will happen next (Google Self-Driving Car Project). The technology has grown and making it a reality is just around the corner.
Although that technology is cool, it still isn’t perfect. There are some risks involved in terms of accidents and even loss of life. Nothing has changed, you are always supposed to be in control of your vehicle regardless of animation (Drinking And Driving .Org – Behind the Wheel). Whether you are driving the car, or having the car drive you, you are still responsible for the vehicle and you should never be intoxicated behind the wheel. Even though the automation in a convenience, you always need to be in control of the vehicle. You can still be arrested for DUI’s if you are impaired (Drinking And Driving .Org – Behind the Wheel). Full automation is not possible at this time, but it may be in the future and also the need for the operator to be responsible may also change at that time.
Handicapped people also find the automatic cars exciting and useful. No longer do handicapped people rely on others to make it to somewhere they have to be. They don’t have to wait for rides to the doctors or medical appointments. They’re in development of a program for self driving cars to be safe for even blind people. The program describes the vision to a blind driver and sends warnings to them through vibrations and other ways (Self-driving Cars Seen as a Boon for People with Disabilities). How do you think that would make the handicapped people feel?
Delivering companies, such as UPS or Federal Express with have a much easier job with self driving cars, to deliver everything to where it needs to be. There are many different ways the ananimation can work when it comes to trucks. “A big problem is when trucks come off of curves, they go a little bit too fast, and if they’re going too fast, they roll over. This technology reads the speed and knows the weight so it’ll start to apply brakes in different spots”(UPS Talks Drone Delivery, Self-Driving Trucks and Alternative Fuels). Down the road when full automation takes place over time and it does not require human interaction, that’s when companies will really be saving money to not have to employ a driver to sit behind the wheel and deliver (UPS Talks Drone Delivery, Self-Driving Trucks and Alternative Fuels).
- Saves Money
- Saves Time
- Saves Lives
California is one state that is going to make it tough for self driving cars to be legal. “Google is disappointed by California draft regulations that would exclude fully self-driving cars from the roadways, despite strong public support, especially among people with disabilities” (Self-driving Cars Seen as a Boon for People with Disabilities).
Having automated vehicles would absolutely add a convenience to today’s lifestyle. It would make traveling much easier and safer and the number of accidents would decrease. How would a self-driving car change your life?
Attached, I have a video made my google showing their self-driving car can do:
(Google Self-Driving Car on City Streets)
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Google. “Google Self-Driving Car on City Streets.” YouTube. YouTube, 28 Apr. 2014. Web. 20 Oct. 2016.
Service, By Marisa EndicottMedill News. “Self-driving Cars Seen as a Boon for People with Disabilities.” Mcclatchydc. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2016.
@jaclyntrop. “UPS Talks Drone Delivery, Self-Driving Trucks and Alternative Fuels.” Truckscom. N.p., 12 Aug. 2016. Web. 20 Oct. 2016