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2017年6月英语四级(第1套)听力真题 新闻报道(1)

作者: 武汉新闻网 更新时间: 2020年09月05日 04:42:16 游览量: 134

简述:

上个月,在加利福利亚州,谷歌公司的一辆无人驾驶汽车撞到了一辆巴士。没有人员受伤。

One of Google's self-driving cars crashed into a bus in California last month. There were no injuries.

上个月,在加利福利亚州,谷歌公司的一辆无人驾驶汽车撞到了一辆巴士。没有人员受伤。

It is not the first time one of Google's famed self-driving cars has been involved in a crash,

谷歌公司名声在外的无人驾驶汽车并不是第一次卷入撞车事故中,

but it may be the first time it has caused one.

但是这是第一次由它引起的撞车事故。

On February 14th the self-driving car, travelling at 2mph (3km/h) , pulled out in front of a public bus going 15mph (24km/h) .

2月14日,这辆以每小时2英里(每小时3公里)的速度行驶的无人驾驶汽车,从一辆以每小时15英里(每小时24公里)的速度行驶的巴士前驶出。

The man in the Google vehicle reported that he assumed the bus would slow down to let the car out,

坐在谷歌公司汽车里的人报告说,他以为那辆巴士会减速让汽车驶出,

and so he did not switch to the manual mode.

所以他没有切换到手动模式。

In a statement, Google said: "We clearly bear some responsibility,

在一份声明中,谷歌公司说:“我们很显然要承担一些责任,

because if our car hadn't moved, there wouldn't have been a crash."

因为如果我们的车没有移动,那么就不会出现撞车事故。”

That said, our test driver believed the bus was going to slow or stop to allow us to merge into the traffic,

它说,“我们的测试司机认为那辆巴士会减速或停下来让我们汇入车流,

and that there would be sufficient space to do that."

并且有足够的空间做到那一点。”

The company's self-driving cars have done well over a million miles across various states in the US,

该公司的无人驾驶汽车在美国已经成功地行驶了超过100万英里,穿过了许多州,

and until now have only reported minor accidents.

直到现在为止只报告了一些小事故。

Questions 1 and 2 are based on the news report you have just heard.

请根据你刚刚听到的新闻报道回答问题1和问题2。

Question 1. According to Google, what was the cause of the accident?

问题1.根据谷歌公司的说法,这起事故的起因是什么?

Question 2. How have Google's self-driving cars performed so far?

问题2.谷歌公司的无人驾驶汽车到目前为止表现如何?

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文章标题:2017年6月英语四级(第1套)听力真题 新闻报道(1)

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