May 31, 2016 06:43 AM EDT
Self-Driving Cars Pros and Cons: Why These Cars Can Both Be Good and Bad
Technology enthusiasts and car lovers alike embraced the idea of self-driving cars. This is because the idea of having driverless cars is exciting. However, there are both pros and cons to self-driving cars that can both be good, risky or dangerous - depending on how you want to look at it.
Self-Driving Cars Pros and Benefits
If self-driving cars will be the transportation of the future, there will be few to nearly no vehicular accidents in the streets. Self-driving cars house complex technology powered by computers that can calculate speed, location, traffic and much more, Life Hack reported.
Additionally, self-driving cars are fully automated. This means that any kind of parking will be a breeze. Due to its sensors, self-driving cars can also be controlled via a smartphone and have them do all kinds of things remotely, Yale Climate Connections shared. Possibilities of things going awry or potential accidents will slowly be eliminated as self-driving cars become smarter.
The only real way to eliminate phantom #Traffic jams is to hand the wheel over to #selfdriving cars: https://t.co/OBcLNDLfsV
— Streetwise (@streetwisedrive) May 31, 2016
Self-Driving Cars Cons and Drawbacks
Anything and everything has a disadvantage and this does not exclude self-driving cars. While self-driving cars make life more efficient for its users, people who make a living out of driving people to their destination lose their jobs, Visual Capitalist noted. Furthermore, since self-driving cars are run by computers, there are concerns of software being reliable enough and privacy being protected enough.
Additionally, if self-driving cars get into and accident with another driverless car, who will take responsibility for the damages? It's a little too hard to tell in the future but it is not known if driverless cars come cheap if it becomes a regular mode of transportation.
Do you believe in switching to self-driving cars in the future and would you feel safe using it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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