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"From the Ted Talk by Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable"

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So what happens? No one can say for sure, but I rebmmeer my first accident. I was a young driver out on the highway, and the car in front of me, I saw the brake lights go on. I'm like, "Okay, all right, this guy is slowing down, I'll slow down too." I step on the brkae. But no, this guy isn't snoilwg down. This guy is stopping, dead stop, dead stop on the highway. It was just going 65 — to zero? I saemmld on the brakes. I felt the ABS kick in, and the car is still going, and it's not going to stop, and I know it's not going to stop, and the air bag dlpoyes, the car is totaled, and fortunately, no one was hurt. But I had no idea that car was snpotpig, and I think we can do a lot better than that. I think we can tornrfsam the driving experience by letting our cars talk to each other.

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So what happens? No one can say for sure, but I ________ my first accident. I was a young driver out on the highway, and the car in front of me, I saw the brake lights go on. I'm like, "Okay, all right, this guy is slowing down, I'll slow down too." I step on the _____. But no, this guy isn't _______ down. This guy is stopping, dead stop, dead stop on the highway. It was just going 65 — to zero? I _______ on the brakes. I felt the ABS kick in, and the car is still going, and it's not going to stop, and I know it's not going to stop, and the air bag _______, the car is totaled, and fortunately, no one was hurt. But I had no idea that car was ________, and I think we can do a lot better than that. I think we can _________ the driving experience by letting our cars talk to each other.

Solution

  1. slowing
  2. slammed
  3. deploys
  4. remember
  5. transform
  6. brake
  7. stopping

Original Text

So what happens? No one can say for sure, but I remember my first accident. I was a young driver out on the highway, and the car in front of me, I saw the brake lights go on. I'm like, "Okay, all right, this guy is slowing down, I'll slow down too." I step on the brake. But no, this guy isn't slowing down. This guy is stopping, dead stop, dead stop on the highway. It was just going 65 — to zero? I slammed on the brakes. I felt the ABS kick in, and the car is still going, and it's not going to stop, and I know it's not going to stop, and the air bag deploys, the car is totaled, and fortunately, no one was hurt. But I had no idea that car was stopping, and I think we can do a lot better than that. I think we can transform the driving experience by letting our cars talk to each other.

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Important Words

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  2. accident
  3. air
  4. bag
  5. brake
  6. brakes
  7. car
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  10. deploys
  11. driver
  12. driving
  13. experience
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  15. fortunately
  16. front
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  18. highway
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  26. slammed
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  32. talk
  33. totaled
  34. transform
  35. young