Is self driving cars a bad idea?

August 05
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Does it seem like a bad idea for everyone to have self-driving cars?

4 Answers:

Winterberry22 avatar

Not really, as with all new technology, as long as it is needed and well thought out, it is a good thing. As a computer never gets tired, drunk or anger. Just as long as the technology innovators introducing these self-driving cars do not lose sight of several tons of machinery hurtling along at 60 miles an hour, therefore it is potentially as much a deadly missile, as it is a form of transportation!

The only real danger is the large scale of unemployment when these types of cars are fully introduced in the  next few years. The social upheaval as millions of taxi and Uber drivers are made unemployed is a scary prospect and will it really benefit the customer? Only time will tell?

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nestmaryandmax avatar

There’s not enough data to say definitively if they are better than human drivers. Automobile experts believe that it will help save more lives in terms of car crashes. Fatal car crashes are due to human error so the hope is that by making cars automated that there will be fewer accidents. 

By this definition I don’t think self-driving cars are a bad idea, it's just a matter of if they’re able to succeed in making them.

volcanogalileo53 avatar

I don’t know if they’re a bad idea but if people don’t want to drive anymore how about investing in better public transportation? Fewer people driving and more people on trains would make the world of difference.

Lifeisgood avatar

The idea of widespread use of self-driving cars is still the subject of debate and has both potential benefits and drawbacks.



Increased safety: Self-driving cars have the potential to reduce the number of accidents caused by human error, as they can operate more efficiently and consistently than people.

Improved mobility: Self-driving cars could increase access to transportation for people who are unable to drive, such as the elderly or disabled.

Reduced traffic congestion: Self-driving cars could improve traffic flow and reduce congestion by communicating with each other and optimizing routes.

Increased efficiency: Self-driving cars could reduce fuel consumption and emissions by optimizing driving patterns and reducing the number of vehicle starts and stops.

Increased accessibility: Self-driving cars could provide increased accessibility to transportation for people who live in areas with limited public transportation options.

Enhanced convenience: Self-driving cars could allow passengers to use their time in the car more productively, as they wouldn't need to concentrate on driving.

Potential job creation: The development and deployment of self-driving cars could create new jobs in areas such as software development, machine learning, and cybersecurity.



Job loss: The widespread use of self-driving cars could result in job losses for human drivers, particularly in the taxi and trucking industries.

Technical challenges: Self-driving cars rely on advanced technology, and there are still technical and ethical challenges that need to be overcome before they can be widely adopted.

Cybersecurity concerns: Self-driving cars could be vulnerable to hacking and cyber attacks, which could pose risks to public safety.

In conclusion, while self-driving cars offer the potential for numerous benefits, it's important to carefully consider both the potential benefits and drawbacks before determining whether they are a good idea for widespread use.

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