Driverless cars to be on UK roads? 英國或將批准無人駕駛汽車上路

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Driverless cars to be on UK roads? 英國或將批准無人駕駛汽車上路

學習要點

有關 「driving(駕駛)」 的詞彙

邊看邊答

How many lives could be saved by using driverless cars within the next ten years?

文字稿

Nasty conditions on the roads today, so would you hand over the control of your car to a computer?

今天的路況很糟糕,那麼你會把汽車的控制權交給一台電腦嗎?

Jon Kay, BBC reporter
So, hands-free.

喬恩‧凱     BBC通訊員
「就像這樣,雙手離開方向盤。」

At a private test track, with no other traffic, I tried out the technology as if I was on a motorway.

在一條沒有其它車輛的私人試車道上,我試用了這項技術,模擬在高速公路上的情景。

Woah! So, that is a very strange feeling, especially for a control freak like me, but the car is driving itself. And it’s following the lines. The lane that’s there – it’s swerving around. My temptation is to touch it, but I’m not. This is really very odd. I’ve never done anything like this before.

「哇!這是一種很奇怪的感覺,特別是對於我這種控制慾很強的人來說,但這輛車在自動駕駛。它在沿線行駛。前方車道急轉彎。我很想去握住方向盤,但我沒有這樣做。這種感覺很奇怪。我以前從沒有體驗過。」

At the moment, cars like this tell you to put your hands back on the steering wheel after fifteen seconds. But ministers [politicians] want to know if the technology is now reliable enough to let drivers go hands-free for extended periods of time.

目前,這類汽車會在15秒後告訴你把雙手放回方向盤上。但英國政府相關部門的部長們想知道,這項技術現在是否足夠可靠,能讓司機在更長的時間內不用手動駕駛。

Edmund King, President, The AA
It could actually save lives. It’s estimated within a decade this kind of technology could save almost 4,000 lives.

埃德蒙‧金     英國汽車協會主席
「這項技術甚至可以救命。據估計,在十年內,這項技術可以挽救近4000人的生命。」

The government will be consulting safety organisations and the industry, but what do drivers think?

政府將就此技術向交通安全組織和汽車行業徵求意見,但是司機們是怎麼想的?

Female driver
Yeah, I do trust the technology. I [have] used most of what’s been invented, but I don’t like that humans don’t have to keep an eye.

女司機
「是的,我信任這項技術。我用過大部分已經被發明的駕駛技術,但我不大認可不需要有人盯著這一點。」

Male driver
I think it’s crazy to be fair, driverless cars – well, it’s madness.

男司機
「平心而論,我覺得無人駕駛汽車這個概念太瘋狂了,就是瘋狂之舉。」

Ministers are not yet talking about entirely driverless cars, but if the UK goes further down the hands-free route it could still mean big changes for the law and insurance.

英國的部長們還沒有開始考慮完全無人駕駛的汽車,但如果英國在無人駕駛技術的道路上走下去,這可能仍意味著在法律和保險方面的重大變化。

Mathew Avery, Thatcham Research
The difference between you driving and you being liable, and the car driving and the car being liable is huge, and unless the car can drive as well as a competent human being, the car cannot be classed as being automated.

馬修‧埃弗裡     英國薩徹姆研究中心(Thatcham Research)
「你自己開車並承擔法律責任,汽車自動駕駛並承擔法律責任,這兩者間的差別是巨大的,除非汽車能堪比一個有能力的駕駛員,否則汽車不能被歸為自動駕駛。」

Jon Kay, BBC reporter
I’m resisting the temptation to hold the steering wheel. Woah! OK, so there we go.

喬恩‧凱     BBC通訊員
「我在努力忍住不去握住方向盤。哎呀!好吧,我還是沒忍住。」

Back on the test track there’s a lot to get used to, and for ministers a lot to consider.

在試車道上,有很多需要適應的地方,而官員們也有很多需要考慮的事情。

Driving will certainly be different in the future – the question is how fast do we want things to change?

未來的駕駛方式無疑會有所不同,但問題是我們希望它以多快的速度改變?

詞彙

test track 測試跑道,試車道

control freak 控制慾很強的人,愛指揮別人的人

swerving 突然改變方向,急轉彎

liable 負有法律責任的

competent 有能力的,稱職的

問題答案

It is estimated within a decade, driverless technology could save almost 4,000 lives.