Writing task2: In the future all cars, buses and trucks will be driverless. The only people travelling inside these vehicles will be passengers.

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jedah

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Question:
In the future all cars, buses and trucks will be driverless. The only people travelling inside these vehicles will be passengers.

Do you think the advantages of driverless vehicles outweigh the disadvantages?

Answer:
In the future, all vehicles travelling on the road will be driverless and there will be only passengers travelling on these vehicles. In my opinion, the disadvantages of driverless vehicles outweigh its advantages.

The proponents of this technology are excited by the supposed advantages of travelling in a driverless vehicle. They claim that driverless vehicles will lead to a decrease in road accidents which is an arguable hypothesis. Moreover, they believe that driverless vehicles will be beneficial for those who want to travel but are unable to drive due to a disability such as blindness or a patient of epilepsy. They also assume that driverless vehicles will reduce the cost of travelling since there will be no driver who has to be paid for their services. They, however, fail to consider its disadvantages in the midst of boggling over this exciting prospect.

Firstly, while it is true that the advantages of driverless vehicles are many, the disadvantages are some that may have grave consequences. For instance, we know that driverless vehicles are supposed to rely on modern state of the art technology for its operation and, although the chances of malfunctioning may be low, they are not non existent. Any accident that may occur due to malfunctioning of the vehicle will result in the loss of precious lives. One may argue that the likelihood of an accident would be close to or even less than travelling on a vehicle driven by a person but the uncertainty that arises relying on machinery alone for safe travelling is too much. Moreover, driverless vehicles would lead to loss of jobs for drivers and result in an increase in unemployment and it would be a difficult task to provide alternate jobs to these drivers. Furthermore, driverless vehicles would require high maintenance and yearly, if not monthly, check ups to ensure safe operation which would be a nuisance and expensive as well. In my opinion, these drawbacks of driverless vehicles need to be addressed before this technology becomes common around the world and this will take quite some time before it becomes feasible.

In conclusion, I would like to reiterate that there are many potential drawbacks associated with driverless vehicles that need to be addressed before this technology becomes common. The advantages of driverless vehicles can only be appreciated once these queries regarding its operation and safety are fully addressed.