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In the article, “The Long Road Ahead” (upfront, 2018) I learned that self-driving vehicles can be safer than having a human behind the wheel because of how our technology has been advancing through out time to the point where we won’t need to be driving. Having these vehicles would improve road safety and would have better access and mode of transportation. Robots are also able to focus more on the road that humans which would reduce the fatalities due to driver mistakes. it would also save on fuel and improve in air quality, which is has been an issue for many years. A University student said, “it’s a little bit jarring knowing that nobody else is in the car,” I agree with this because it is a bit strange seeing no human driving the vehicle and only driving itself. it is amazing to see how far we’ve came with technology advancing throughout time and history.

I do believe that there are cons in making these self-driving vehicles, because I do believe that the purchase price for these vehicles would increase tremendously compared to vehicles operated by humans. I believe that having these smart vehicles instead of the manually driven cars would cause issues related to this technology, For example, people being worried about their privacy or technical errors in general. Having this technology can also cause us from getting hacked which is another worry on our list for us because it can be dangerous.

Now being more informed on this topic I now know that there are positives and negatives to having self-driving vehicles in our world. What do you think about this topic? Do you believe that it would be a great idea to have self-driving vehicles if not why?

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November 30, 2022 12:53 am

Dear Brain,

I am interested in your post, “The Long Road Ahead” because I like the way that you put information about both the pros and the cons of self-driving car. I didn’t know that they were saying that self-driving cars are a better drive. But most of all that they are safer than a human behind a wheel.

One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “It is amazing to see how far we’ve came with technology advancing throughout time and history.” I think this is amazing because technology has changed a lot over the years for the better and the worst. But in this case of self-driving cars it is very contravention because it can be beneficial but it can also cause a lot of problems for people in one way or another.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because the topic was interesting and I hope that the next one will be too. You did a great job on this post.


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