Baidu self-driving car had gotten Beijing’s firstbatch(批次)oftemporary licenses(临时许可证)after a series of complex experiments held by relevant departments in Beijing on March 22nd. According to the requirements, self-driving cars need to carry out the test with no less than 5000 kilometers in the closed test field, and pass the examination of the technical ability; finally after passing thedemonstration(论证)andevaluation(评估)by experts, the road test could be applied. So giving the temporary licenses to Baidu Apollo reflects the trust and approval from the government.
As therelease(发放)of the licenses, the development of self-driving car has taken a step forward. Nowadays, both the traditional automobile enterprises and the Internet companies are participating in the research of self-driving technology actively. And many cities in China are also keeping their eyes on self-driving technology.
But for self-driving car, there is a long way to go.
We shouldn’t give up eating for fear of choking.
Despite these harsh problems, shrinking back is not a wise choice. It cannot begainsaid(否认)that life is of the most importance, so exploring new technologies shouldbe premised on(以...为前提)the basis of “Human Safety”.
In fact, safety is one of the advantages of self-driving technology. Facing complex road situation, Artificial Intelligence has quicker judgement, and can respond to danger more quickly. In addition, under normal conditions, AI is more reliable than human drivers.
Compared with a large number of road traffic accidents every year, the number of accidents of self-driving car is justa drop in the bucket(缸里的一滴水，即“沧海一粟”). We can’t deny theforeground(前景)of self-driving technology just because of a few accidents. Self-driving technology is a great change in the transportation system, and we need to tolerate it in technical exploratory stage to allow the technology to be constantly revised. Finally the technology would let people enjoy safe and efficient traffic environment.