By: Benjamin Wong, Rohit Kundu and Adriano Brown
What is a Driver-less car?
Autonomous vehicles (also known as driverless cars) are vehicles that detects its surroundings by using GPS, radar, LIDAR (light detection and ranging), Odometry and computer vision. It uses its advanced control systems to navigate safely from one place to another, being able to detect traffic ideally with the only human input being telling the car where to go.
There is many research being put into driverless cars. Companies such as Google, Audi and BMW are trying to create their own driverless cars, and are mostly succeeding as there was Google only reported to have 1 accident with their driverless cars.
How do they work?
Impact They Have on Our Society
That is all great but....
With the creation for driverless cars in the future, carmakers may not end up selling autonomous vehicles for the simple consumer. They would most likely be used as taxi's or bus than for actual cars, which could potentially cause those industries to lose
buisness. Also the good portion of the world still would like to get behind the wheel and drive their own vehicles and to some people driving is a sense of escape and free will.