Self-driving cars, the fast approaching and technologically advanced machine of the future. Some love the idea of being able to do whatever while their car drives itself, while others are worried it will make their commute to slow. This minority aptly labeled the car wreckers, believe that having your car drive independently ruins the experience of driving and that using them would make their travel to work too slow. Though they should mostly be disregarded, since they are the ones driving too fast and getting into car crashes, hence the name car wreckers. Despite everything, Self-Driving cars are one of the best scientific advances since the microwave, mostly because they allow you to multitask while “driving”, in general, the car is a better driver than you, resulting in fewer car accidents, and you won’t get lost as easily only having to type in your destination and you are taken there.
Texting while driving, right now one of the most dangerous things that you can do while in a car. But if Auto-Driving cars catch on, then it will become a normal activity, an everyday pastime no weirder than eating breakfast. This is not all that it would allow since the car now runs on its own, the steering wheel can be removed. converting your car into a personal, and portable workstation. Have a paper for work that you didn’t finish? no problem, you would be able to pop out your foldable desk and finish it during the commute to your industry.
The single biggest advantage that would come of this is the significant decrease in crashes. Not much really needs to be said to understand how important this is. We, as a nation, have spent trillions on the safety of the common people. And if simply switching to these cars could save 1.3 million people every year, then this is definitely a worthy investment. Think of all the families that could be spared the trauma of losing a family member, or the businesses that wouldn’t have to hire less adequate employees. And just in general saving lives is one of the best things a person can do with their time.
Furthermore, haven’t we all wished at some point in our lives that we didn’t get lost and miss that important meeting? Or that you didn’t have to look up directions to that place you’ve only been to one time? Maybe you weren’t paying attention and you missed that turn, now having to backtrack nearly 10 minutes. These are all common problems that people run into every day while driving. Thankfully with the self-driving car, all of these problems can be easily remedied. Simply give the car the address you would like to travel to, and you are taken there, no hassle, no fuss, and most importantly no getting lost.
While all these are good, valid reasons. There are still some who would like to stick with the cars we have now. Why? because they believe that it will slow down their travel with every car following driving laws perfectly. Not true, if all driving laws are followed traffic would run a lot smoother. No one would be cutting each other off, intersections wouldn’t clog up nearly as much. And everything would run a lot more effectively, road rage would be nearly non-existent.
In conclusion, Self-Driving cars would allow you to multitask, remove the risk of driving, and you would almost never get lost. While these cars aren’t quite street ready. We can expect to all be riding in one by 2021 – 2030. And if it comes any sooner, all the better. And while not anyone can do something, there are many ways to help. So get out there and find a way to contribute, the future is coming fast people, dont let it run you over.