The Efficiency of Cars Nikeisha S. Sandy SCI207: Dependence of Man on the Environment (ABL1146J) Instructor: Walter Lambert December 12, 2011 The efficiency of cars is a major issue. There are several reasons why cars should be more efficient, however, there are many reasons why they should not. The efficiency of a car can affect both the economy and the atmosphere. While cars should not be more efficient, cars should be more efficient because the cost to the consumer may decrease, more efficient cars can save money on taxes, and cars are a necessity. At one point, the idea of using a car that was electric powered may have seemed outrageous.
The next thing that plays a part is the real income that car buyers have. Over the years the economy has gone down and there for the income has dropped and people aren’t spending as much on cars heck some people don’t even spend any money on cars any more. Which really can have a great impact on the demand of cars. Because if there isn’t many people wanting cars means that the need to make a ton of them isn’t as good and can really fall back on to the workers that could lose their jobs. Next, over the years people are starting to want to become greener which means them taking out factors in there that harm the environment.
I also think the technology exists to boost up the miles per gallon (mpg) a car can have. I believe this because if we have the technology to clone animals and reproduce children without mothers, than we should have the technology to boost our cars mpg. The benefit of a car with a higher mpg will in turn produce a lower carbon emission rating, which means cleaner air with less carbon dioxide. Driving a car is the most common air polluting act a human commits. They commit this on a daily basis with little knowledge of it.
Hybrid Vehicles Are hybrid cars worth buying? As gas fluctuates, it’s fair for us to think that the price is slowly going to go up for the time being. Whether we drive a gas-gulping SUV or even a hybrid car, the concern for gas consumption remains constant. I think with the gas prices being so high, many people will start buying hybrid vehicles, and will not make any effort to research the facts that come with owning one. Some may say that hybrids are beneficial to the economy but they leave out the high costs, safety issues, and difficulties that come with buying a hybrid vehicle.
This is the main reason that a lot of people want to have the driving age raised. They think that when these teens are a little older, their risk of crashing will significantly decrease, making roads safer for all. The problem with this logic is that the main reason that this age group has the highest crash rate is that they are the least experienced. If the driving age is raised, the only thing that will change is the age group of the inexperienced drivers. Instead, a good idea would be to increase the amount of time a teen needs a permit for, in order to get more experience before actually getting a license.
Many people do not consider the fact that jobs such as taxi-driving could be completely idle or the fact that many accidents can still occur. Jamie Lincoln Kitman, who is the author of the article, “Let’s Put The Brakes on Driverless Cars,” (document B) elaborates on how having driverless vehicles can risk the freight transportation and taxi drivers, which could have a big impact on the economy. What Jamie said is right. Thousands would be looking for new jobs that most of them do not have any experience on. Imagine a parent coming home to tell his or her child that he or she is unemployed.
Now in time and time to come, with the rise of growth, I think that when this happens efficient is not that of an importance. Within some years now, the auto industry has been growing. Efficient has raise a question in the auto industry, by questionable about weather the world can support the efficient in cars. If a single driver in a car that is able to carry 4 to 6 for a distance of 2 to 300 miles is not so efficient when we need only commute 30 miles each day to work and back. One study is the “heat engine” which is the internal combustion engine.
Prices on driverless cars are high, however, there are people that already bought a self-driving car. After Level 5 AV appears, prices will get lower. The concept of a car that does not need a driver may seem futuristic to most people, but that concept has become one of Google’s most popular innovations aside from their universally-known search engine. The idea of a self-driving vehicle is very appealing to many people, but in reality “driverless is really driver-optional” (Bosker, 2013). It is reasonable to predict that in the future, there will no longer be a need for driver’s licenses.
Most people consider the automobile a necessity rather than a luxury; yet it is for this very reason that the automobile so aptly supports the speaker's point. To the extent that we depend on cars as crutches, they prevent us from becoming truly independent and strong in character as individuals. Consider first the effect of the automobile on our independence as individuals. In some respects the automobile serves to enhance such independence. For example, cars make it possible for people in isolated and depressed areas without public transportation to become more independent by pursing gainful employment outside their communities.
At the time, Ford tried feverishly to keep up with foreign auto makers that were marketing cars at a cheaper price and better fuel mileage. Ford Motor Company was attempting to make a car that would keep them in the market for the people who could not afford the larger vehicles. Given the competitive nature of the industry and the rush to produce, Ford never released vital information that included information like that eight out of the ten Pinto models exploded after being impacted from the rear. Ford Vice-President, Lee Iacocca determined that it was too costly to do the