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The Pentagon Plans to Introduce Self-Driving Cars to the Military

May 06, 2018

Self-driving cars have been in the works for a while. The overall idea of having self-driving cars is to make the roads safer and reduce the number of accidents that happen every day, especially accidents that are the result of distracted driving. Self-driving cars may prove to be useful as a safer form of transportation for individuals in the military. Currently, slightly more than half of the deaths in combat zones each year are related to military personnel delivering food, fuel, and other supplies.  With self-driving vehicles operated by artificial intelligence (i.e., robots), the number of unnecessary deaths may drastically decline.  

Are Self-Driving Cars Really Safe?

Taking human control out of driving can eliminate certain conduct, such as drinking and driving, distracted driving, and traffic violations.  However, there is also a risk to trusting an autonomous vehicle that may have a glitch and not operate as it should.  For example, earlier this year, a pedestrian was struck and killed by an autonomous Uber SUV that was undergoing testing, demonstrating that safety of autonomous vehicles has not been fully established.  As such, removing the human from the driving equation may not always be safe in every circumstance.  With the military, having autonomous delivery vehicles may be more beneficial and save lives, but the same may not be true for our civilian roadways.

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