Self-Driving Cars Their Rapid and Inevitable Approach Mackenzie Gibbs ITMG 100 Section 05
Thetechnology Lasers, sensors, artificial intelligence, and cameras combined allow cars to be their own driver
Google leading the way • Google uses sensors within the car, a laser atop the car (Lider) and artificial intelligence to create a fully autonomous vehicle.
Volkswagon • Although not fully autonomous, the Temporary Autopilot System serves as co-pilot and takes stress off the driver through sensing for obstacles and barriers.
honda • At first, the driver controls the car with two joysticks, as they lose interest, the joysticks stow themselves and the seat reclines to give a living room feel.
Volvo • “Platooning” • One professional driver leads a caravan of cars wirelessly where each individual can relax and enjoy the ride, but leave the string of cars and regain control at any time.
BMW • The Track Trainer can mimic a previous drive and recreate without the help of a driver to “the last inch of asphalt” (Neil, 2012).
The benefits “You have predictable, courteous, law-abiding, absolutely consistent driver in that vehicle. It’s a robot, it’s a machine.”– Art MacCarley
concerns “There is always the possibility of fault.”– Art MacCarley • What if the system crashes while a passenger is not paying attention? • What kind of information is the car taking in? Is this a violation of privacy? • Can I rely on the system not crashing?
“So don’t be afraid of autonomy. Embrace it. Use it. Going forward, we’re going to need everyone’s best ideas.”– dan Neil
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