Future research into the development of autonomous cars should consider this

Future research into the development of autonomous

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capabilities such as being able to disengage from a driving situation when the need arises. Future research into the development of autonomous cars should consider this. The article presents a technical analysis of autonomous vehicles. It uses empirical studies to get the views of users on
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AUTONOMOUS CAR 5 autonomous vehicles. Findings concur with other studies carried out on the prospects of autonomous cars. The article will be useful in understanding user expectations of autonomous cars as these will shape future research and development even while efforts are underway to commercialize self-driven vehicles. Sivak, M., & Schoettle, B. (2015). Road safety with self-driving vehicles: General limitations and road sharing with conventional vehicles. In this article, the authors explain some of the important benefits of autonomous cars over conventional cars. These include improved road safety, reduce emissions, and improved mobility of people who cannot drive. The authors expound the safety aspect of autonomous cars. They examine how self-driven cars will interact with other traffic participants. According to the authors, autonomous cars does not worsen the interaction with other traffic participants. The only problem, however, is that these cars may not be able to effectively recognize other road users and negotiate with them. They also examine how these cars will respond to roadway factors such as potholes. The authors conclude that it is not possible to have zero fatalities when using autonomous cars. Further, there is no guarantee that these cars will perform better than well- trained drivers. This is one article that addresses safety extensively and shows that adopting autonomous cars based on safety alone is not accurate since these cars do not show any prospects of improving safety beyond what well-trained human drivers can do. It is a good article for understanding the safety aspects of driverless cars. Tettamanti, T., Varga, I., & Szalay, Z. (2016). Impacts of autonomous cars from a traffic engineering perspective. Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 44(4), 244- 250.
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AUTONOMOUS CAR 6 The authors examine the prospects of autonomous vehicles from the perspectives of transportation engineers. According to the authors, autonomous cars bring with them challenges that cut across different disciplines. Transportation infrastructure, as the authors claim, has to consider many technical, economic, ethical, legal, and social factors before autonomous cars can become a reality. Authors also examine the trends in transportation technology, the concept of driverless cars, and the levels of self-driven cars. Further, they examine the current concerns about autonomous cars including how to incorporate responsibility into self-driven cars and the aspect of cyber threats. The social and economic benefits such as the reduction in accidents and carbon emissions are explored. This article is reliable in that it examines the prospects of autonomous cars from both sides by showing risks and benefits. It can be incorporated into the project by providing supporting information on the cost and benefit analysis of autonomous cars.
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  • Fall '16
  • Automobile, Driverless car, Patrick Lin

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