Driverless Cars Reading Answers

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The Cambridge 15 Test 1 Driverless Cars Reading Answers is mentioned in the table given below. Evaluate your answers with the solutions given here.

This article contains more questions based on the Driverless Cars Reading Answers passage. Try the 3 IELTS question types based on the Driverless Cars passage. Answer for other reading passages also given at the end of the blog, including what is exploration reading answers.

We have created the Driverless Cars Reading Answers to give you more practice on the IELTS reading section. This section will test a range of reading skills including eye for detail, skimming, logic etc. 

With the passage of Driverless Cars Reading Answers you will get 3 IELTS reading question types. You can develop your answering skills with our newly created practice test. These are the question types given in this article:

  • IELTS Reading Locating Information
  • IELTS Reading True/False/Not Given
  • IELTS Reading Summary Completion

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Check out some information about the Driverless Cars Reading Answers practice test. 

  • The passage for Driverless Cars Reading Answers is taken from the Cambridge 15 Test 1. 
  • Driverless Cars IELTS Reading passage tells us about how cars of the future are going to be driverless and autonomous.
  • The passage explains how self-driving cars are going to change the way we travel in future.
  • This Reading passage should be used to gain confidence in attempting the IELTS test.
  • You need to improve your reading skills and the abilities to find the gist and details given in the driverless cars reading passage. 
  • The IELTS Reading section will test your logical arguments and skills to understand opinions and facts.

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IELTS Reading passage -  Driverless Cars

The passage for Driverless Cars Reading Answers is given below. You can read the questions first and then proceed to read the passage so you can mark the answers as you read.

Driverless Cars

  1. The automotive industry is very used to adapting to automating manufacturing. From the 1970s the implementation of robotic car manufacture brought significant cost savings and improvements in the reliability and flexibility of mass production of vehicles. There is a new challenge to vehicle production on the horizon again and it comes from automation. But, this time it has nothing to do with the process of manufacturing, but with the vehicles themselves.
  2. Vehicle automation research is not new. For more than 50 years, vehicles with limited self-driving capabilities have been around, which contributed significantly towards driver assistance systems. Progress in this field has quickly gathered pace since Google announced that it had been trialling self-driving cars on the streets of California in 2010. 
  3. Technology is advancing so fast due to many reasons. The biggest reason is safety. UK’s Transport Research Laboratory’s Research has shown that more than 90% of road collisions occur due to human error, and it is the biggest cause of road accidents. Automating driving may help to reduce the occurrence of this.
  4. Another reason is to reduce the time people use for driving and make use of it for other purposes. It may be possible to socialise, be productive or relax if the vehicle can do some or all of the driving, while automation systems have all the responsibility for your safety. Those who are old or disabled may be able to travel alone if the vehicle can do the driving.
  5. We can look at the wider implications for transport and society apart from these direct benefits, and how manufacturing processes might need to change as a result. At present, the average car spends its life parked for more than 90% of its life. Initiatives for car-sharing become more possible through automation, especially in cities with more demand for vehicles. Mobility demand can be met by far fewer vehicles if a significant proportion of the population chooses to use shared automated vehicles.
  6. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigated automated mobility in Singapore, and found that less than 30% of the vehicles used presently would be needed if automated car-sharing could be fully implemented. In that case, it can mean that we may need to produce far lesser vehicles to meet the demand. The number of trips being taken may increase, because empty vehicles would have to be moved from one customer to the next.
  7. Modelling work at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute indicates that automated vehicles might reduce ownership of vehicles by 43%, but as a result the average annual mileage of vehicles doubles. As a result, the vehicles would be used more frequently and will require  replacement sooner. Due to this fast turnover the vehicle production may not necessarily decrease.
  8. Automation may bring some other modifications in the manufacture of vehicles. If we move to a model where consumers don't own any vehicles but will get access to different vehicles through a mobility provider, drivers will choose to select the vehicle that best suits their needs for a particular journey, rather than compromising on all their requirements.
  9. Since, most of the seats in most cars are unoccupied most of the time, it can increase the development of smaller and efficient vehicles that match the needs of individuals. For going on exceptional journeys like a family trip or to help children move to a university specialised vehicles may be made available. 
  10. We should overcome many obstacles before delivering automated vehicles to our roads. These include the technical difficulties in making sure that the vehicle are reliable in traffic, different climate, and multiple road situations it might experience; the regulatory challenges in understanding how liability and enforcement might need to change when drivers are not needed; and the societal changes that is to be brought in communities to accept and trust automated vehicles as being a valuable part of the mobility landscape.
  11. There is no doubt that many challenges need to be taken care of but, through targeted and robust research, these problems can be solved in the next 10 years. In the coming years mobility will change in many ways and will be associated with so many other technological developments, such as telepresence and virtual reality, which is difficult to make proper predictions. However, one thing is clear: change is for sure, and the flexibility to respond to this will be essential for those involved in manufacturing the vehicles that will implement future mobility. 

Driverless Cars IELTS Reading questions

IELTS Reading Locating Information Questions 1-5

This reading passage has eleven paragraphs, A–K.

Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter, A - K, as your answer to each question.

1. Google announced that it had been trialling self-driving cars on the streets of California in 2010. 

2. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute indicates that automated vehicles might reduce ownership of vehicles by 43%.

3. Automation can increase the development of smaller and efficient vehicles that match the needs of individuals.

4. Those who are old or disabled may be able to travel alone if the vehicle can do the driving.

5.  Vehicles would be used more frequently and will require replacement sooner resulting in fast turnover the vehicle production may not necessarily decrease.

Also check: IELTS Reading Locating Information

IELTS Reading True/False/Not Given Questions 6-9

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the reading passage?

Write

TRUE                if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE               if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN     if there is no information on this in the passage

6. Safety is the biggest reason for driverless car technology advancement.
7. The average car spends its life parked for more than 90% of its life. 
8. Modelling work at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute indicates that automated vehicles might increase ownership of vehicles.
9.  The flexibility to respond to this will be essential for those involved in manufacturing the vehicles that will implement future mobility. 

Also check: IELTS Reading True/False/Not Given

IELTS Reading Summary Completion Questions 10-14

Complete the summary below.

Write the answer in NOT MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

From the 1970s the implementation of 10_______ manufacture brought significant cost savings and improvements in the reliability and flexibility of mass production of vehicles.For more than 50 years, vehicles with limited 11________ capabilities have been around, which contributed significantly towards driver assistance systems. More than 90% of road collisions occur due to human error, and it is the biggest cause of 12________. Automating driving may help to reduce the occurrence of this. One thing is clear: change is for sure, and the 13______ to respond to this will be essential for those involved in manufacturing the vehicles that will implement future mobility. There is no doubt that many challenges need to be taken care of but, through targeted and 14________, these problems can be solved in the next 10 years. 

Also check: IELTS Reading Summary Completion

Driverless Cars IELTS Reading Answers with Explanations

The Driverless Cars IELTS reading answers with explanations is given in this section. Refer to the correct answers to evaluate your performance. 

Answers for IELTS Reading Locating Information Questions

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1. Paragraph B 

Explanation: Progress in this field has quickly gathered pace since Google announced that it had been trialling self-driving cars on the streets of California in 2010. 

2. Paragraph G

Explanation: Modelling work at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute indicates that automated vehicles might reduce ownership of vehicles by 43%, but as a result the average annual mileage of vehicles doubles. 

3. Paragraph I

Explanation: Since, most of the seats in most cars are unoccupied most of the time, it can increase the development of smaller and efficient vehicles that match the needs of individuals. 

4. Paragraph D

Explanation: Those who are old or disabled may be able to travel alone if the vehicle can do the driving. 

5. Paragraph G

Explanation:  As a result, the vehicles would be used more frequently and will require  replacement sooner. Due to this fast turnover the vehicle production may not necessarily decrease.

Answers for IELTS Reading True/False/Not Given
6. True

Explanation: Technology is advancing so fast due to many reasons. The biggest reason is safety.

7. True

Explanation: The average car spends its life parked for more than 90% of its life. 

8. False

Explanation: Modelling work at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute indicates that automated vehicles might reduce ownership of vehicles by 43%, but as a result the average annual mileage of vehicles doubles.

9. True

Explanation: The flexibility to respond to this will be essential for those involved in manufacturing the vehicles that will implement future mobility. 

Answers for IELTS Reading Summary Completion
10. robotic car

Explanation: From the 1970s the implementation of robotic car manufacture brought significant cost savings and improvements in the reliability and flexibility of mass production of vehicles.

11. Self-driving

Explanation: For more than 50 years, vehicles with limited self-driving capabilities have been around, which contributed significantly towards driver assistance systems.

12. road accidents 

Explanation: More than 90% of road collisions occur due to human error, and it is the biggest cause of road accidents. Automating driving may help to reduce the occurrence of this. 

13. flexibility

Explanation: One thing is clear: change is for sure, and the flexibility to respond to this will be essential for those involved in manufacturing the vehicles that will implement future mobility. 

14. robust research

Explanation: There is no doubt that many challenges need to be taken care of but, through targeted and robust research, these problems can be solved in the next 10 years. 

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Conclusion

The “Driverless Cars Reading Answers'' is a practice test with explanations provided for helping you improve your English Reading skills. This IELTS Reading blog will definitely help you in achieving your desired score in the exam. 

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