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同学们,你是一个热衷于驾驶旅游的人吗(petrolhead), 你们怎么看自动驾驶汽车,或者叫做无人驾驶汽车(autonomouscars)


An autonomous – or independent anddriverless – car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.自动驾驶或者说无人驾驶汽车,是指汽车可以感应周围环境,不用人类介入就可导航。


Actually most car accidents involve anelement of human error.但事实上大多数车祸都是人为错误造成的。


For example, people who are behind the wheel while tired or drunk – or distracted.例如,人在驾驶时可能会因疲惫或喝多了而分心。


I often see people talking on their mobile phones – or texting – instead of looking at the road.是的,我经常看到人们开车在讲电话或发短信,都不看路。


I would feel happier if I could take back control of an automated car if I wanted to.如果在我想自己掌控自动驾驶汽车时,就可以自己掌控,那我会感到开心点。


Google is developing a car in which everything will be self-contained.谷歌正在研发完全独立驾驶的汽车。


The biggest thing you notice right off the bat is that the car accelerates a little bit more aggressively than a regular car might.你立刻就能注意到的最明显的事,是无人驾驶汽车加速时,比普通汽车势头大。


And it brakes a little more aggressively than a regular car might.刹车时也比普通汽车猛。


but other than that it takes about ten seconds for you to get pretty comfortable.但除此之外,它只花费十秒钟就能让你感到很舒服。


And the car knew how to stop for red lights;无人驾驶汽车知道如何在红灯前停车,


it knew how to run through yellow lights.知道如何通过黄灯,


it could detect pedestrians and navigateits way around parked cars.它能探测到行人,绕过停靠的车辆。


All in all, it felt very similar to a regular car-driving experience.总之,和普通的车驾驶经验类似。


You can take the driverless car, and do your work. 你可以乘坐无人驾驶汽车,然后做你的工作。


今日单词:

Autonomous 自主的

Navigate 导航

Human error 人为错误

Behind the wheel 在驾驶,掌舵

Petrol head 非常热衷于驾车旅行的人

Flat out 竭尽全力

Backseat driver 指手画脚的人

Override 推翻,不顾

Right off the bat 立刻

In the driving seat 有控制权,掌权


(Reference: BBC,可可英语)