Taipei Interactive English Club

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20140607, Google designs new self-driving vehicles that lose the steering wheel and pedals


Session I: Current Events Discussion

News Link

  1. Please share one of the news or issues that you read about this week. Why were you interested in this particular item?
  2. What is the significance of this news or issue? Who or what is it about? Was it reported in the media here? How would this affect our daily lives?
  3. How do you think this news or issue will be viewed 10, 100, 1000 years from now? Has a similar event occurred before in history?

Session II: Article Discussion

Article Link

1.What's your opinion about self-driving cars? How much would you pay to buy a self-driving car powered by Google? Can you accept that the car is controlled entirely by computer? Do you think it's safer?

2.The clip shows that Google's self-driving cars can now spot a cyclist's arm-waving, and will wait until they've passed before moving along. Try to imagine the self-driving cars being officially launched in Taiwan. How will the life be? Will any occupation be impacted?

3.Do you know about Uber? Have you applied the service ever? Try to think about how we can use it in our daily lives. Do you think it's practical?

Saturday Dinner

iEnglish Club Gathering Agenda

14:30-15:20 Session I: Current Events Discussion (Please share news or any topic you care about this week.)
15:20-15:30 Feedback I
15:30-15:40 Regrouping & Break
15:40-16:00 Speaker Session
16:00-17:00 Session II: Article Discussion (Please MUST read weekly article.)
17:00-17:10 Feedback II
17:10-17:20 Closing (Welcome to have dinner with us!)



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