Besplatne lekcije: Self-Driving Cars

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U besplatnoj lekciji “Self-Driving Cars” definišemo reči u vezi sa automobilima i vožnjom pre nego što pređemo na čitanje članka o kolima bez vozača ili autonomnim vozilima. Nakon toga se bavimo gramatikom: predviđamo događaje u budućnosti koristeći will, may, might, could, kao i priloge likely/unlikely (verovatno/malo verovatno).

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Dobrodošli na stranicu  Self-Driving Cars.

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1. WARM-UP

  1. Do you drive?
  2. How has driving changed over the last 10 years?
  3. What changes to driving do you expect in the next 10 years?

2. VOCABULARY

Study the expressions:

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accident  - saobraćajna nesreća

hand brake - ručna kočnica

driver's licence - vozačka dozvola

lanes - kolovozne trake

mirror - retrovizor

seat - sedište

speed limit - ograničenje brzine

steering wheel - volan

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3. Language Point: Making Predictions

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Koristimo will, may, might, could + infinitive da predvidimo budućnost. Study the sentences:

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  • Carmakers have made many predictions about when the necessary computer technology WILL BE ready.

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  • Some people predict that this technology WON'T BE available for many years.

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  • It’s the middle levels, where a person and a computer both drive the car, which we MAY SEE on our roads soon.

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  • Actually, they MIGHT PREVENT thousands of accidents...

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  • ... there is a danger that drivers COULD BECOME too confident about the technology..

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  • The biggest winners ARE LIKELY TO BE some disabled people who don’t have a driving licence, or older people who have lost confidence driving on busy roads.

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4. VEŽBA ČITANJA I RAZUMEVANJA

Read the article i answer the questions.

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Who's Behind the Wheel

The future of self-driving cars

Is your drive to work a waste of time? Maybe you hate driving or don’t have a licence? The solution: self-driving cars. Carmakers have been talking about these for years and have made many predictions about when the necessary computer technology will be ready.

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There are six levels of technology that can do some or all of the driver’s work. At the lowest levels, the driver controls the car, and the computer helps with parking or staying in a lane. This technology is already in use. At the higher levels, the driver is free to work or sleep, and the computer is fully in control although with a speed limit. Some people predict that this technology won’t be available for many years. It’s the middle levels, where a person and a computer both drive the car, which we may see on our roads soon.

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The question we all want to ask is: are self-driving cars safe? Actually, they might prevent thousands of accidents, although there is a danger that drivers could become too confident about the technology. Self-driving cars will have other effects. They will probably be better for the environment, as a computer drives a car more efficiently than a person. Self-driving cars may replace taxis; it will certainly be cheaper to run a taxi service if there are no drivers to pay. If self-driving taxis become really popular, then this might result in big changes in the number of people who want to own cars. The biggest winners are likely to be some disabled people who don’t have a driving licence, or older people who have lost confidence driving on busy roads.

The question isn’t IF we will see self-driving cars on the roads, it’s WHEN we will see them.

Sources: bbc.co.uk; theguardian.com; vox.com

 

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