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作者:佚名 发布时间:2018-06-06 11:39:43 本文来源于:资源库
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  Many Americans think of driverless cars as a futuristic technology that will revolutionize travel in cities and along state highways. But recent experiments are proving that autonomous vehicles also have the potential to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans underserved by traditional modes of transportation, such as the elderly and disabled, so long as lawmakers make smart policies that pave the way for innovation.

  A retirement community in San Jose, Calif. , which has been transformed by a small fleet of driverless taxis, shows the potential of self-driving cars to transform people’s lives. Built by a tech start-up called Voyage, the modified Ford Fusions are currently limited to a two-mile road, but residents are already having the benefits of these autonomous vehicles, which allow them to participate in social activities they would otherwise be unable to enjoy simply because they could not get to them.

  When the trial run finally expands to 15 miles of road, these residents梬hose average age is 76梬ill also have a convenient and reliable new way to appointments. As these cars continldue to serve residents there, it is easy to understand why California is moving to simplify regulations for the industry.

  In Michigan, forward-thinking policies have the potential to unlock other hidden benefits of autonomous vehicles, especially for those with physical disabilities. The Michigan Disability Rights Coalition has strongly advocated for the development of this technology, saying that it could give people with disabilities greater opportunities in the workforce and enable them to lead more fulfilling, independent lives.

  Many recognize that autonomous vehicles will be the future of transportation, but it is too often overlooked that this future cannot arrive fast enough for millions of Americans who are forced to depend on others for day-to-day travel. The policymakers should follow the lead of places like California and Michigan, and pass rules and regulations to unlock these hidden benefits of driverless cars.

  32. What’s the attitude of most American people to the future of autonomous vehicles?

  A. Curious. B. Doubtful. C. Indifferent. D. Optimistic.

  33. What is the modified Ford Fusion?

  A. A kind of autonomous vehicle. B. A fleet of driverless taxis.

  C. A road for driverless cars. D. A retirement community.

  34. What are examples in California and Michigan to prove?

  A. Driverless cars’ disadvantages. B. Governments’ right decisions.

  C. Benefits to the aged and the disabled. D. The regulations are forward-thinking.

  35. What does the author attempt to inform us in the last paragraph?

  A. The benefits of driverless cars have been fully unlocked.

  B. Regulations should go hand in hand with driverless technology.

  C. The concept of autonomous vehicles has been widely recognized.

  D. The weak groups are often overlooked despite technology advances.

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