Have you ever dreamt of a car without drivers? Now it has possible to travel in a car without drivers. A self-governed car is the one that made that possible. These cars are designed to operate without human interventions. An advanced feature of self-governed cars has both advantages as well as disadvantages.
Merits of self-governed cars:
1. Reduced number of accidents
Using self-governed cars, human errors can be avoided, so that the number of accidents could be reduced. There is no distraction since there is no human and no interruption to humans. The algorithms are used to stop the car at a particular distance when it finds an obstruction.
2. Less Traffic Jam
This is applicable when they are in the group and it is called platooning. The platooning concepts help to reduce the problem of congestion and improve the lane capability. If all are automotive cars then they can communicate with each other, tracks the traffic, and takes an alternative route. Automotive cars can also take up the hand signals and act accordingly.
3. Easy parking
The self-governed car can drop at the doorstep, find the parking location, and get parked without wasting much fuel and time.
4. Effective utilization of time
Since it is self-governed, the person can continue with his work without bothering about the road traffic or safety.
5. Easy accessibility
As the self-governed system is taking the control of the car it is best suitable for the elderly people and the disabled.
De-Merits of self-governed cars
1. High cost
These are high technology cars and the parts used for the car are also expensive. It has spent more money on the R&D of the car. Thus the initial cost of the car is higher and subsequently, its price may get reduced in the upcoming years.
2. No Protection & assurance
Since the car is working full of software programs, it requires updating at regular intervals of time. There may be chances of error code when the updating is not done completely.
Self-governed cars are more prone to hacking. It is the next target of the hackers to get the details of the car owners, their place of a visit, time spent over there, places visited frequently, their area of interest, etc.
4. Fewer job openings
Artificial intelligence technology is spreading all over, it reduces human efforts. As time passes, AI does not require any human intervention, ultimately there will be a situation of unemployment and the economic growth will be affected.
5. Sensor failures
Self-governed cars are mainly working with sensors. If the sensors are failing to do their role, then the car and persons in the car will be facing great trouble. It may lead to huge accidents with loss of lives.
Therefore the self-governed car technology has to be improvised. It may provide the comfort that we need but on the other hand, it has got some dangerous effects too. Now, we decide to use or not to use.