Self-driving automobiles are no longer a fantasy
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I am wary on driverless vehicles because the technology is not yet fully developed. Although the technology is tested in countries with minimal traffic conditions, it already recorded two fatalities. I wonder if they check the technology in countries where traffic issues are prevalent or pedestrians are not following traffic rules. If the recent Tesla accident occurred because the machine cannot detect the white blinking movement, how can we assure ourselves that it can identify different driving conditions? The other are of concern is the possibility of people who will ‘check out’ when technology takes over. Just like the autopilot features in airplanes, pilots will do other things while on the plane even though they are required to be fully engaged while flying. And most of all, how can we ensure the security of the technology? How can we prevent the possibility of someone that can take over the controls when you are in a driverless vehicle?

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