Monday, 15 October 2018

Engineering and Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous cars (or cars with self-driving capabilities), are being talked about more and more within the automotive industry. When “autonomy” is mentioned within this article and the below infographic, we are referring to a car that is able to calculate maneuverability decisions without human assistance or intervention. 

It is expected for autonomous vehicles to outnumber human-driven vehicles by 2030. With a big push for autonomous vehicles, professional engineers are constantly evaluating practicality and safety for self-driving cars. For those who are in favor of autonomous vehicles, they look forward to the convenience. However, some members of the general public speculate the overall safety when it comes to self-driving cars. 

Check out the infographic below that outlines autonomous vehicle operations and overall opinions about the matter: 

It is expected for autonomous vehicles to outnumber human-driven vehicles by 2030. With a big push for autonomous vehicles, professional engineers are constantly evaluating practicality and safety for self-driving cars


References 


Howard, D. Public Perceptions of Self-driving Cars: The Case of Berkeley, California. Retrieved from https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/ ~djhoward/reports/ Report - Public Perceptions of Self Driving Cars.pdf

U. Ozguner, C. Stiller and K. Redmill. Systems for Safety and Autonomous Behavior in Cars: The DARPA Grand Challenge Experience.

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