Driverless cars are self-driving cars that use cameras, sensors, and artificial intelligence to move from one place to the other without the control of a driver. This vehicle must be able to know where it is headed to without the help of human in any way. Manufacturers are now adapting to making these driverless cars and making them popular for people who use normal cars to use them. The cars are very close to becoming the norm in this new generation of upcoming models. Major companies like Google and Apple are acknowledging this new trend by buying into the driverless car industries where they are advocating for its release before the end of the year. The is designed in a way that it will be able to recognize obstacle and anything unexpected in its surroundings.
Comparison between driverless cars and everyday cars:
Driverless cars don’t require any human assistance to move from one point to the other while normal cars must be controlled by humans for them to move. Everything in the driverless car is automated and sensors will ease the process of the car to navigate from point A-B.
- The driverless car is electric and requires electricity to operate while normal cars mostly use gas to operate. This means they are made of more electric parts comparing to the normal vehicle.
- The normal cars have been running on the roads for ages while driverless cars are yet to be released to the public roads.
- Regular cars are prone to accidents due to driver’s error and they keep crashing now and then. It is yet to be approved but it is said that driverless cars will cause fewer accidents comparing to the other cars.
- Drivers who operate normal cars may get angry, tired and frustrated or even get drunk which can make them react to different situations through emotions causing lots of collision. Driving cars are like robots and therefore they don’t have emotions that can affect how they operate making them safer.
- Driverless cars are not better than normal cars because they will take away the enjoyment of driving mostly to people who enjoy self-driving while regular cars give you the opportunity to explore it.
- Not everyone will want to drive these cars and the use of normal cars will never fade away which might bring a lot of accidents due to competition from humans to robots.
- Driverless cars might be safer compared to the normal vehicles where the drivers get distracted by smartphones while robots are always focused and never get distracted by anything making their driving safer. Robots also follow rules strictly and you will not experience slow-moving or instantly stopped cars thus reducing fatalities.
- The driverless vehicle might not be reliable because systems can go down any time making it for the car to depend on sensors which might make it faulty before reaching the destination. Drivers operating normal cars make the decision on what needs to be done in case the car is faulty.
- Driverless cars use sensors to ensure they keep a distance from other vehicles thus reducing collisions unlike regular cars where the driver might not the right calculation about distance and cause a collision.
These now has been left to governments in different states to make decisions whether their countries need these cars. People may end up being more productive when using these vehicles where they can be doing other things instead of driving. The cars could also make people less active. The car has its own advantage and disadvantages it up to them to consider which one outweighs the other.