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Driverless Cars take the Wheel

Phoebe Anderson z5116842

Has our obsession with progression taken a step to far?

Driverless cars are the newest example of technology taking over, where everyday actions are replaced with the power of technology. No longer does man need to sit in the driver’s seat, science is taking the wheel. So far there have been mixed reviews on this development, with the causalities of driverless cars already adding up. Driverless cars are expected to be the norm on the roads in 10 to 15 years’ time, raising the question of which is the safer option; the driver or the car?

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Ben, 19, Green Keeper, from Parramatta, said:

“Pretty dangerous I reckon, cause there’s no one in there haha.”

Ferra, 22, Computer Engineering Student (UNSW), said:

“I’d say I agree with them. They’re less dangerous than actual people on the roads, I guess it’s like the same as autopilot.”

Steven, 62, Technical Officer and former Uber Driver, from Bondi, said:

“At the moment I think it would be pretty stupid when there are so many driver cars around. Driver cars are pretty bad, aren’t they? Unless it’s all or nothing you know. So you’d have to get rid of all the drivers. Then you could do the driverless.”

Zachary, 16, High School Student, from Kensington, said:

“Well I don’t know much about them, so I don’t really have an opinion on them. To be honest I only just heard about them when you told me haha.”


Guythrea, 22, Mechanical Engineering Student (UNSW), said:

“I agree with them. I just think it’s a way of progressing forward. I guess there is always a certain amount of risk with, but I think the benefits outweigh the risks.”