无人驾驶车辆不会提高工作效率 @ 科学美国人60秒5

无人驾驶车辆不会提高工作效率 @ 科学美国人60秒5

2017-12-11    01'34''

发布人: 译嘉

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This is Scientific American — 60-Second Science. I'm Erika Beras. Got a minute? Advocates for self-driving cars love to tout the benefits the cars would bring, such as fewer accidents and less __1__. Another alleged value of being a __2__ rather than a driver is more productivity—you could work rather than concentrate on driving. But most people might not spend their newfound free time in self-driving cars whittling __3__ their to-do lists. That's according to a study by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at The University of Michigan's __4__ Worldwide Transportation program. The researchers surveyed people in the U.S., Australia, China, __5__, Japan and the U.K. And about 62 percent of respondents said self-driving cars would not make them more __6__. For one thing, 23 percent of the group said they won't ride in a self-driving car in the first place. And then there are the people who get motion sickness—they __7__ can't work. Plus, another 36 percent said they'd be too concerned to do anything but __8__ the road. The researchers also noted that most trips average 19 minutes—not really long enough to get anything truly __9__ done. Or to catch some quality zzzzz's. Of course, the level of apprehension people experience in self-driving cars, or about getting into them, may change in the long-run. But this study is another __10__ that there's still a lot to be figured out before automatic autos rule the roadways. Thanks for the minute for Scientific American — 60-Second Science Science. I'm Erika Beras. 重点讲解: 1. rather than 而非;胜于;而不是; 例句:One should take these precepts in the spirit rather than in the letter. 人们应该去理解这些格言的精神实质而不是死抠字面。 2. concentrate on 全神贯注;集中(心思); 例句:I can't concentrate on my work when I'm tired. 我累了就无法集中精力工作。 3. whittle down 逐渐减少;逐渐压缩…的人数; 例句:He had whittled eight interviewees down to two. 他已经逐渐将参加面试的人数由8人减少到2人。 4. in the first place 起初;一开始; 例句:In the first place, we should solve this problem. 首先,我们应该解决这个问题。 5. figure out 想出;理解;弄清; 例句:They might have figured out this riddle by now. 他们现在也许已经解开这个谜了。 更多听力学习资料请在我们的QQ群中寻找,进入方式如下: 斯眉英语翻译协作群:14225774 入群验证留言:脚踏东西文化