TheFuture of Cars

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TheFuture of Cars

Ina few years to come, self-driving cars will be showcased in thevehicle showrooms(Kahlen & Ketter, 2015).Self-Driving Vehicles have no steering wheel, accelerators or brakepedals. They have devices that allow smooth driving to avoidaccidents. These tools act as a vehicle-to-vehicle communicationsystem. In the recent days, four states and the District of Columbiahave permitted self-driving cars while eleven states have opted topass the legislations on the use of the similar vehicles. Alreadyseven states have rejected to pass these laws (Kahlen& Ketter, 2015).

Accordingto traffic safety data, from the year 2012, about 50,000 motorvehicle fatalities occurred in 1980. In the same year, around fourmotor vehicle fatalities occurred in every one hundred million milestraveled. The percentage of licensed drivers has been on the decreasesince 1982 in many age groups. However, among the elderly age group(60 to 70 years), the rate of licensed drivers increased byapproximately ten percent while that of those aged above seventyyears increased by about twenty percent.

Lackof a scale in the graphs brings many challenges especially whilereading the values(Nabiyev, Çakiroğlu, Karal, Erümit & Çebi, 2016).There are high possibilities of reading errors as one can only makeestimations on the range but not the exact value. Adding a plottingscale would ensure that the data presentation is correct and precise.The graph on motor vehicle fatalities can be easier to read if it isconstructed as bar graph using a larger scale to make it legible.

Fromthe graphs, I can derive the deviations and frequencies of the data.One can derive the sequence increase or decrease in the number offatalities over time. One can determine the highest, the lowestdeaths, and the years they occurred. From these graphs, one can makereasonable projections of what to expect in the future.

Reference

Kahlen,M., & Ketter, W. (2015, January). Aggregating Electric Cars toSustainable Virtual Power Plants: The Value of Flexibility in FutureElectricity Markets. In *AAAI* (pp.665- 671).

Nabiyev,V. V., Çakiroğlu, Ü., Karal, H., Erümit, A. K., & Çebi, A.(2016). Application of Graph Theory in an Intelligent TutoringSystem for Solving Mathematical Word Problems. *EurasiaJournal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education*, *12*(4), 687-701.