As Tesla’s EV, Model S made mortality accident, the argument concerning about dangerousness in commercialize of autonomous car is brought up. Although some people disagree with the given statement, I firmly believe that advantage of self-driving car is more important. There are several reasons for my opinion, but two of the most ones are as follows; Reduction of traffic accident and Giving disabled greater mobility.
Most of all, Self-driving car can reduce car accident. Granted, its sensor’s malfunction could make another accident just like Model S did, but Its technology is not completed one. Its technology is more close to driving assistance technology, not auto driving. Also, accident of Model S was caused by incorrect measurement of sensor, not driving algorithm. This mean there’s not any accident caused by systemic problem of self-driving car. As sensor’s accuracy is being improved nowadays, Leve 4 technology, which vehicle performs all functions for the entire trip, will be commercialized. With this ultimate autonomous car, the accident due to small mistake, drinking, drowsiness and revenge which cause more than 95% of car accident is going to be reduced. Therefore, the number of casualties must be down and it contribute to human life.
Moreover, not only autonomous car could reduce car accident, but it also could give disabled greater mobility. There’s no debt for this reason. With temporary car, disabled could not move with their own volition. For example, Dennis Hong, one of the most famous robot engineer in the world, made cars for blind. Although this car does not drive itself, but let person who is visually impaired to notice outer environment, it made blind to drive with him or herself. Low level of measuring technology changes many disabled person’s life. With more fine technology, the more mobility handicapped receive benefit. I firmly believe self-driving car could be one of the fine technology for every handicapped people in the world.
In conclusion, I think autonomous car could change the life in better way. If self-driving car developed, the traffic accidents are going to be reduce. Additionally, it could give mobility handicapped people freedom of movement. Regardless of what other say, I think it is about time that we should stop arguing about self-driving car’s overinflated dangerousness and do support and push car companies to develop autonomous car. The more people realize this, the better the society will become.
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