LaNiah M

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iCar, an innovative motor vehicle, will decrease reckless driving by 99.99%. The iCar’s functionalities will prevent distractions, driving under influences, and accidents. The car will feature a Do Not Disturb mode that connects to mobile devices while a person drives. The Do Not Disturb mode will shut the device completely off. Therefore, the driver will not have any access to the device unless the car is turned off, or there is an emergency. In the case of an emergency, there will be a button on the steering wheel that will connect the driver with emergency services and also reboots the mobile device. Driving under influences like alcohol and drugs can impair a driver’s ability to think quickly. When alcohol is in a driver’s bloodstream, it can make their reality slower; therefore, causing them to make a decision too late. Furthermore, it can cause serious injuries and even death. To eliminate this problem an iCar will have features that will not allow the car to function until the driver proves their sobriety. Before a driver enters the car for the first time, the iCar will scan the driver’s face. This will allow the iCar to use facial recognition software each time the driver enters the car. If the car determines the driver is under the influence based on this facial recognition scan, the car will suggest the driver take public transportation or have a friend to drive them to their destinations. Once this occurs the driver should leave the car where it is and notify authorities not tow the car. How will the owner of the car remember where they left it? The iCar will send its location to the driver via email, text, or a phone call. According to arist.org, nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. These statistics will decrease by millions if everyone bought an iCar. The iCar has multiple other safety features that will help this happen. The safety features of the iCar will include signals if the car is too close to another car, an abrupt stop ahead, a pedestrian crossing, or if the car is proceeding when the driver is not paying attention. Although there will be many unpredictable accidents, the iCar will be updated with new software that can be installed into the car’s system by an iCar expert. The software will include different strategies to avoid accidents. The benefits of the iCar and all its safety features are countless. The iCar won’t be 100% accident-free because of the infinite ways for problems to occur, but the iCar developers will make sure customers will have the 100% experience.