Do you think the advantages of driverless vehicles outweigh the disadvantages?
Yes, I think the advantages of driverless vehicles outweigh the disadvantages easily. In this era of technology, automation development has evolved and the use of advanced technology like AI and robots are widely used. We can see automated vehicles gaining more popularity nowadays due to its features and safety. People who can’t accept automation and its use in coming days will result in their own loss. Due to the fact that they won’t be able to utilize its use to make life easier and convenient.
People usually have trust issues with self-driving cars. The media has rooted us all in a way that it only shows bad incidents related with smart vehicles. Therefore, people are afraid to use this technology and accept it. Other than this reason, there are not other reasons why people go against automated vehicles. The main cause for road accidents is due to human errors. So, if we drive and use vehicles that can drive on its own, it will automatically result in decrease of road accidents. In my opinion, the reason for us preferring smart vehicle should be due to usability and reliability.
Features of self-driving cars
The usability of vehicle refers to how we will be able to use it and utilize its benefits. If we use smart vehicles, we can do other stuffs while travelling like reading books, watching or we can also opt to take rest and watch vehicle drive itself. We can save our time and do multitasking in smart vehicles instead of sitting in a seat and driving normal vehicles without any other options to do while driving. The other feature reliability is also provided by self-driven vehicles. Disabled people can travel alone in a vehicle. They would be able to do things in their own by themselves because these vehicles are so reliable to carry out their task.
Example of automation gaining momentum
We can take the example of Tesla, a self-driving car company owned by Elon Musk. When Tesla was manufacturing automated cars, no one really believed that the project would be possible in the future. Everyone thought that it was insane and people would not trust the automation. There were many disbeliefs among people regarding the car company. Instead of giving up due to these kind of comments by the people, Elon never gave up. He continued his work and was able to change our perception towards driverless vehicles. During the development stage, Tesla was on the brink of bankruptcy but still he continued his work. Today, Tesla is a multi-billion company. Everybody opted Tesla instead of other vehicles because it was electric, eco-friendly as well as it provides features other cars could never imagine. Tesla has changed general public view towards self-driving cars. People are loving it and regard it as safe as compared to other vehicles.
In this way, there are many benefits of using smart vehicles. We should trust automation and have faith in it because it will certainly improve our quality of life. We all should be smart by utilizing smart vehicles in our life rather than being ignorant towards it. You can also find more information regarding self driving car from this BBC article.