Driverless Car Case Study

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The idea of driverless car has been worked on by major tech companies like Google and Apple since 2005. In the next four to five years’ driverless cars will be on the road if they can overcome some technological, ethical, legal, and business hurdles. Firstly, with current technological hardware and software there are not enough safety features that can guarantee the safety of the passengers and pedestrians. There is also the ethical issue of a driverless car that is programmed to prioritize saving the lives of pedestrians over the lives of passengers. There are demonstrations such as the one depicted in the article “Researchers hack into driverless car system, take control of vehicle” were driverless cars were hacked do to their reliance on …show more content…
Current safety features are lacking, according to Delphi 's De Vos “sensor technology must be reliable in adverse weather -- such as snow, fog or wet pavement that obscure lane markers” (Guilford,2016). Delphi goes on to say that “some systems tend to turn themselves off in inclement weather, and that 's when you need the system the most” (Guilford,2016). Future self-driving cars cannot have safety features and sensors turning off due to inclement weather. The driverless cars that are in development will continue to have a steering wheel, gas, and brake pedal in case the driver needs to switch to manual …show more content…
If the driverless car for everyday use is supposed to be widely deployed in the next four to five years, surely driverless semis are not far behind. Most trucks, taxi, Uber, and Lyft drivers will be out of work; while the companies that own the vehicles like Uber and Lyft, and UPS may be able to afford having a fleet of self-driving cars and trucks. Consequently, most taxi companies will shut down. Due to significant loss of many jobs there will be more people who have to go on welfare or resort to other means to provide for themselves or their

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