Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the best teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
The reading and the lecture are both about the pros and cons of self-driving. The author of the reading believes that self-driving is a good way to improve our driving and, as a result, our lives. The lecturer casts doubt on the claims made in the article. He thinks that, in fact, this type of commuting has some disadvantages. First of all, the author claims that self-driving may significantly decrease the number of car accidents. He notes that the software which is used for self-driving can drive a car without any mistakes for a long time. This point is challenged by the lecturer. He says that the software has bugs and problems because it is written by humans. He proves his opinion with an example. The car which was described in the article hit the other one last month. Secondly, the writer states that self-driving is good for the environment. He argues that a human driver usually drives inefficiently due to frequently starting and stopping. That style of driving increases pollution. On the other hand, self-driven cars are able to communicate with each other and create an optimal route. This argument is rebutted by the lecturer. He suggests that self-driving makes it possible to drive a car for many young and old people. As a result, this situation soars the number of cars on the road and, consequently, pollution. Finally, the author mentions that self-driving saves a lot of time which can be used for reading or watching something. He is of the opinion that it helps to relax. The speaker states that driving is also a way to relax. She puts forth the idea that self-driving saves time due to the lack of driving, but people have to focus on work and other stressful things.
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