Would you like your family to use a driverless car?

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30th March 2018

THE GOVERNMENT wants to see fully autonomous (driverless) vehicles on the roads by 2021. A major benefit is that they will cut down on traffic jams, as the cars will ‘talk’ to each other and drive more consistently than humans.

Also, as people live longer, it means we have a lot more older people who aren’t as independent or healthy as they used to be. Driverless cars will allow people to get around more easily even if they’re old, disabled or have vision problems.

“It’s going to be an enabler to break down isolation, and I think people see that,” says Andy Frost from Westfield Autonomous Vehicles, who built the pods.

They could also benefit people who are simply tired and want to rest, or would rather chat to friends or family instead of driving.

Would you like your family to use a driverless car?

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donutlove · 4 years ago

I think it would save lots of stress and when da driver got tired he could fall asleep instead of driving unsafely because of tiredness. Also, when the driver got bored of driving, he could just have a break. And there would be less crashes because of bad driving. Then there's always when the driver's phone beeps or rings instead of picking it up and getting in trouble possibly with the police, they just stop driving and pick it up. SIMPLE.GREAT IDEA

bigfatcat · 4 years ago

Hmm, I’m not really sure, I think everyone should take a driving test just in case they have to drive and the machine goes wrong and having a driverless car would be lazy right? Or maybe it would cause less stress on who is driving? Or both? I don’t know? ?

tibetandog · 4 years ago

But only if there was a steering wheel so I can drive if I whant

5honypony · 4 years ago

No because I would be scared it would fail! First to comment

tintin13 · 4 years ago

I think there would be less car crashes and you wouldn't haft to worry about crashing.

ltarling66 · 4 years ago

I say no, it's better to have a manual-drive car, say the Mazda 6, it's manual drive, it's kind of better in a way, but then while driving, you can't check texts, read or relax. But then it's good in a way because then you can look out for danger, etc. So I say no, I prefer manual driven cars. It's just more fun.

doglover11 · 4 years ago

I don't think we should have driverless cars because I don't think that we would be very safe putting our life in the hands of a machine and such vehicles could be easily hacked by criminals and reprogrammed to harm the passengers.

pizza1 · 4 years ago

Driverless cars are pretty cool... but they are seriously dangerous (and kind of creepy!) Also, someone has already been killed by one of the few cars and I don’t think it should happen again. People shouldn't be loosing their lives to technology!

anjana · 4 years ago

have they thought about it effecting the environment?

fams · 4 years ago

Well I don’t think I would feel safe if a human wasn’t at the wheel because if something went malfunctions it might stop the ability to stop possibly injuring both the people in the car and pedestrians

bosscat988 · 4 years ago

I think parents should be using driverless cars in the future because its easier for parents to do things when they may be stressed, or they may be disrupted by something like a baby crying.

ep-22579 · 4 years ago

I would not like my family to own a driverless car because then me and my brother wouldn't learn how to drive. Also, if in the future there are no cars that are driven by people, we might forget how to drive.

Esiotrot2 · 4 years ago

I think not, because the human might have no control over the car and the system could brake.

Esiotrot2 · 4 years ago

I think not, because the human might have no control over the car and the system could brake.

aash1234 · 4 years ago

My parents are always arguing about who should drive the car so this will definitely help with that matter!

mr_fox · 4 years ago

No, of course: there could be so many accidents

zeushades8 · 4 years ago

#firstcomment

It would be super cool to have a driverless car! It also means I can go to places alone! Amazing!

fox64 · 4 years ago

First one, again?!?! This is getting weird. Is it just on this screen? Please tell me. Where are you guys?

fox64 · 4 years ago

I VOTE NO! I VOTE NO!

fox64 · 4 years ago

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

P.S. NO

sunglasses · 4 years ago

YAS!

As long as it has a steering wheel and someone is in the front driving seat at all times...

banjoblaze · 4 years ago

Personally, I would be too anxious, as it might malfunction and crash.

tintin13 · 4 years ago

First to comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yay

shpee · 4 years ago

No. I wouldn't trust it to be able to make split second decisions based on everything that's happening. How would it know if someone was in front of the car? Or an animal? It just wouldn't be able to know, yet alone make a decision on what to do!

bellacoona · 4 years ago

first to comment!

zoya · 4 years ago

I think Yes as many people travel by cars and you get really tiered after driving for a long time so it would be helpful to have cars that drive themselves!

lightning · 4 years ago

the only worries i have about that is that there could be a virus and i could not only effect my family with a crash but also the cars around me

elise2006 · 4 years ago

I don't want my family to use driverless cars because I would get scared something would go wrong.?

irowlands · 4 years ago

I think that it is a great way for people who can't travel to be able to visit their family and friends. I would love to
drive to school in one!

rivalgamer · 4 years ago

I think that I would especially if it was electronic, because it would help the environment and because there is no driver, it would mean that the person who would otherwise be driving would be able to engage with the rest of the family. The only problem would be that because there is no-one driving, it increases the risk of accidents.

cooledie · 4 years ago

I am not very sure whether I would like my family to use a driverless car or not because it would be kind of cool, but it might not be safe, and it could take you to the wrong place, I mean, anything could go wrong!

cooledie · 4 years ago

I think that driverless cars will also be good because they will help old people get out and be able to go places because they might not be able to drive, but now they don't have to!

unicorn007 · 4 years ago

A driverless car would be amazing as it would mean less traffic and the chance to take a bit of relaxation whilst on the drive. It would mean an out of the world experience for children willing to drive

cmi_hall1 · 4 years ago

Yes I would but only if it had been tested thoroughly to make sure it was one hundred percent safe.

samuel08 · 4 years ago

Yes because my granny will need this as she is age 84 and she will give up driving next year she says.

:)

rocker26 · 4 years ago

No. My reason is because I feel that people take driving tests for a reason and if computer drivers are being invented there is no real use for a driving lisense. Also, robots seem to be taking over our lives!! What if the computer didn’t work and caused a crash? There is no point risking it.

djl5 · 4 years ago

Yes and No
Although we need to embrace new technology we also need to realise that any format of technology could break or stop working at any time. What if a pedestrian fell in the road- Would the car try and stop but could hit the pedestrian or swerve and cause a potential road hazard.
I think we should give them a trial period and see what happens.

daisy101 · 4 years ago

I have always had a low level of trust for everything barr my family, therefore I would not feel safe nor comfortable with a drive less car

sambrophy · 4 years ago

I think that there should be driverless cars because it can educate people about modern technology and it would start a new generation of modernisation. But I think there should be policemen or other emergency services on the road in case of an accident.

bubblyball · 4 years ago

I can choose between the two

hobbes123 · 4 years ago

I would but only if it was safe!!!!!!!!!!!!
The driver could

hobbes123 · 4 years ago

Fall asleep on really loooooooooong journeys like 10 hour journeys to Scotland!!!!?????????

sonicgamer · 4 years ago

THEY ARE NOT SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

poojha · 4 years ago

It's a really good idea but I think people should still take driving tests just to be sure?

bucky · 4 years ago

I would as long as they did NOT malfunction.

intelburst · 4 years ago

no because eventhough they seem fancy there is more to it than meets the eye by using these newly created cars there are more dangers than a normal car such as higher increase in injuries fatal and non-fatal that can impact us for the rest of our lives

leila.s · 4 years ago

It could be unstable and crash and it would be more stressful for me because you are not driving yourself at least when you are driving by yourself you have your own eyes on the road.

ecrabbit · 4 years ago

Driverless cars are actually still really dangerous.

gracoo · 4 years ago

Driverless cars (if electric) will be better for the environment.

fn920 · 4 years ago

First of all, people think that driverless cars are dangerous. In there current state of development they can obviously be improved, to say the least. But by 2021, they will -probably- be better and safer than humans in numerous things. For example, they will probably cost less to run as they will burn less fuel( I highly doubt electric cars will outnumber petrol or diesel cars on the road by 2021) because they can hold a constant speed while on the motorway and not have to speed up or slow down now and again to maintain the speed limit. This would also be better for the environment as it would put less fumes in the air. Another fact is human error, factors such as fatigue and hesitation just don't apply to machines (or a.i in this case). While I do believe driverless cars are certainly going to be the future, I think the first 15 years or so of being produced they will only be used on motorways/dual-carriage ways. This would be because towns and the insides of cities would just be too complicated for a.i to process, such as the addition of people next to the road or crossing the road. As it says in the paragraph, the cars will be able to communicate with each other, but it can't communicate with humans. So human actions would become unpredictable to cars. This is why i think some aspects of driverless cars will still be manual. They would be able to drive on motorways/dual-carriage ways etc. as turns would be a lot less sudden and over a longer distances so require less thought. In addition to this all cars would travel at the same speed if cars became driverless and would make the danger of people overtaking you extinct. But, if you take in consideration the advancements in technology over should periods of time now, I think 15 years or so would definitely be enough time for the driverless cars to become fully driverless, everywhere.

smish · 4 years ago

broken wrist

oceangirl · 4 years ago

It could crash more easily

coolio2508 · 4 years ago

I voted yes, as the majority of us have. However, there are other factors to think about such as the technology still being in its youth, or the possibility of people jumping onto the roads on purpose just in order to disrupt lines of cars. An incident like that could cause large problems and delays and there are people who would be willing to do that. If something similar happened to me I would hate it.

ggg · 4 years ago

YUP, THINK SO. IT WOULD SAVE A LOT Y'KNOW HASSLE TRING TO REMEMBER TO INDICATE AND MAYBE FORGETTING THE ROUTE THAT YOUR SUPPOSE TO BE TAKING. YOU COULD JUST RELAX AND FALL ASLEEP WHEN IN A CAR WHERE YOU HAVE TO DRIVE IT YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE ROAD BUT IN A DRIVERLESS CAR YOU DON'T HAVE TO. HOPEFULLY DRIVERLESS CARS WILL BE MORE SAFE AND I THINK THEY WILL BE. ALSO LIKE IN THE ARTICLE IT SAID CHILDREN CAN USE THEM! I WANT ONE!!!

ggg · 4 years ago

P.S. 41st person to comment! ;)

ggg · 4 years ago

P.P.S. 42 PERSON TO COMMENT!!! :)

piewham · 4 years ago

I voted no, because I would not feel safe in a driverless car, and I would much rather have someone that I trust driving.

Leeandari · 4 years ago

It's hard to choose, because it would be epic if it works, however, if it crashes it would be very dangrous.

PS. I voted no.

newslover · 4 years ago

well I would be a lot safer if it had a steering wheel, a handbrake and foot pedals just in case of a mount-function

tunafish · 4 years ago

I would because you could talk to your. Family and be sociable. When normally you would just plug into your devices and that is a bit boring for the driver who has no one to talk to. LLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSTTTTTTTT OONNEE to comment ????????????????????????????????????‍???‍???‍??????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????‍??‍???‍???‍♀️?‍???‍?‍?‍??‍?‍?‍??‍?‍?‍??‍?‍?‍??‍?‍???????????????????????????????????????????? ????????☂️???????????????????????????????????????????????????????⚾️⚾️⚾️???????⚽️??‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?????????

ponyclub · 4 years ago

I would so long as its safe.

mrmilo · 4 years ago

I would LOVE my family to use a driverless car because it would stop road accidents happening. I would also get to sit in the front seat and pretend to drive as we are moving and a grownup wouldn't have to be in the car. I hope they can make them soon. Whoever had the idea of building a driverless car is a genius and was thinking about others not just himself. I am so jealous of you being able to go in it and drive in it. I would love to have one so I could sneak away and drive in it and go for a sneaky walk before anybody wakes up. I think if they make a driverless car they will go down in history. I hope they get to think up of other groundbreaking ideas like they have in the past. I wonder what the driverless cars will look like when they get made so we can all have them. What do you think they'll look like when they get made? could you see if you can find out that as well as how big will they be. I also hope they can invent flying cars to. GO CARS

fresh · 4 years ago

It can depend on safety but having a driverless car gives parents more time to do things.

hazzter21 · 4 years ago

Of course I would!!!!! Who wouldn’t?!?!?

bonjour · 4 years ago

Yes, amazing idea.

dcb10 · 4 years ago

I think it would be really cool to have a car that drives by itself , because you don't have to worry about driving you can just sit back and relax!!!!

Magic10 · 4 years ago

Sure, as long as the car doesn’t run anybody over. I would be completely fine with a driverless car, but I’m not sure about the rest of my family...

catiebug11 · 4 years ago

There is nooooooo way I would get a driverless car. It could go wrong in a number of ways:
-Driverless cars are designed to go the exact speed limit, so if some driver in front of me were to go slower than the speed limit, the car would rear end them.
-Cars that have rearview cameras usually have a sign somewhere that says 'never rely solely on the camera system' but driverless cars totally do! And I'm not just talking about cameras!!

And thats just naming 2 !!

catiebug11 · 4 years ago

NO.NO.NO A MILLION TIMES NOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ninjawiz10 · 4 years ago

This would be the most greatest idea EVER you get tired all you do is self drive and when the driver wakes up they could just relax and read a book

guest_8133 · 4 years ago

Oh yeahr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

emperor · 3 years ago

I can see why they are good, but they would have to be all self driving cars on the road to make it safe, because then cars will ‘talk’ to each other

monty123z · 3 years ago

Yes because the driver can relax and do anything he/she wants.

buster_08 · 3 years ago

We are fine with the cars we have now. Soon their will be a gadget for everything and it will make us lazy! Plus to many things could go wrong.

katietomo1 · 3 years ago

If my family used a driverless car I think I would feel unsafe and always nervous when we would go out. It would make me feel more comfortable if there was a driver in a car instead of no one at the wheel. We can't exactly trust technology sometimes.

pandacool · 3 years ago

definitely not- think how dangerous and scary it would be! anything could easily go wrong!

cords9 · 3 years ago

Tech goes wrong so if it it went wrong on a motorway you would knock in to an other car and cause a crash

racheli · 3 years ago

it soo scary to go in a car without a driver it can easily crash!

rollersk8t · 3 years ago

No way!!! Anything and everything could go wrong! I am not ending up in hospital!

holholster · 3 years ago

I would hate for my family to be using a driver-less car, because they run people over all the time, and, in my opinion, they are definitely not the safest mode of transport.

huddlest · 3 years ago

I'm a car guy no way that I'm letting auto driving take over the car intherstry.(not unless it comes with a string weel that work.)

xcurlysuex · 3 years ago

I don't think that it is a good idea because of how it is programmed. If you were in the car by yourself and you were about to crash into more than one person, it would kill you rather than the 2 people on in front of you. If you were the driver, you would obviously save yourself. I mean, who wants to kill themself?, not me anyway!

nannycelia · 3 years ago

It is unpradictable

sootysweep · 3 years ago

absaloutley not! We have already seen that there have been accidents on the roads with driver less cars and if you are doing something like reading and you are not looking at the road then if there was danger or an animal crossing the road then you wouldn't see. Also if the thing had a fault then you could die. It is aver bad and un safe idea.

hc-524219 · 3 years ago

Ya dudes! Obviously!!! When the driver is so tired that he/she wants to go to sleep, they switch on the auto drive so they will be able to relax while in the car. It would also save a lot of stress for the driver too. It is SIMPLY A GREAT IDEA FOR TECHNOLOGY AND TO HUMAN BEINGS.

cbi · 3 years ago

No cos I want to learn to drive

penguin2 · 3 years ago

I would get really scared I would not be comfortable al all

mollyboo8 · 3 years ago

Yes because it would save a lot of stress for the driver as I had a 6hr drive to center parcs de kempervennen and my mum and dad got really stressed.

jedigeorge · 3 years ago

yeah, but have other driving bits too incase it malfunctions

awsomeboy · 3 years ago

yeah

zebra10 · 3 years ago

DANGEROUS!

humanbob23 · 3 years ago

A self driving car hit a woman on a bicycle

noahbower · 2 years ago

a virus could get itself in the car's code so it could crash into people and walls.

lilgiggles · 2 years ago

It will be very dangerous! What if it went the wrong way?

syltherin · 2 years ago

I think that if we were to go driverless than everyone would have to otherwise it could be dangerous.

panda89 · 5 months ago

it’s 2021 now and no driverless cars :(