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Yatzary Sanchez English 111 Are driverless cars effective? Self-driving cars or driverless cars have become a very large topic when it comes to new automobiles in the future. A driverless car is a robot that controls every command and it is designed to travel where ever it is told without a human being as the driver. Companies such as Google, Tesla, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Uber, and Audi are on the process and testing self- driving cars. Although, they are still developing this type of car for the future, it is said that these cars will have various kinds of technology and will be able to legally drive on public roads. Driverless car will have a GPS, and will be equipped with cameras that will notice how close or far away there is a pedestrian, or another car in front of them. “ The cars use the sensing  capabilities and software to choose a safe speed, accelerate, brake and make turns, while  anticipating other vehicle's actions to plan its movements.” (Keating L. 2015) These autonomous cars will be programmed and rely on networks to drive with caution; therefore, become safe and efficient. The future will have a good impact if this type of cars is out. There are benefits that contribute on having a self-driving car that becomes useful, safe, and efficient to the environment. People around the world aren’t the best safest drivers; therefore, having driverless cars will decrease the amount of accidents and create safety. Driverless cars will have a whole new type of technology with computers, sensors, new software etc. that will produce less accidents. Many people fail at driving when it comes to not be aware of common mistakes such as not looking where you’re supposed to, being distracted or just careless about other cars movements. This car will be the opposite and follow every traffic law. Accidents occur all the time and many of them end up with people with serious injuries or death. “Because the majority of these
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accidents are caused by human error, self-driving cars could potentially reduce the rate of automobile-related deaths—and save the U.S. over $400 billion (2 percent of the U.S. GDP) in total annual costs of accidents.”(Keating L. 2015) Driverless cars will be able to know how far away there is another car; therefore, knowing how fast to go and to keep their distance. Autonomous car will be able to control themselves and the people around would not be worried if they see someone that is driving drunk or someone that isn’t following the law. “Every year, 1.2 million people die and up to 50 million people are injured. Autonomous or highly aware cars have the potential to reduce these numbers dramatically” (Stavens, D. 2011) There is no actual number of how many lives could be saved but it can absolutely reduce deaths and car accidents, which helps everyone. Like I said, it will help people that drive intoxicated
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