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Forward Collision Warning and Braking. (n.d.). Retrieved December 10, 2014, from http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/

Technology of autonomous cars
By Adam Mlynarek
Robert Novak
Alec Tayloe
Jeff Wen

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” (Clarke, 1962).
Are Consumers Ready?
A large barrier to entry
Surveys show distrust of autonomous systems
Companies will cater to consumers
$80,000 LiDAR system
$200,000 GPS Array
$10,000 sensor & monitor system

Cheaper optic sensor may replace LiDAR
Technology becomes cheaper over time
Laws to test an autonomous car
These laws will set a precedent
At least 10,000 miles driven by vehicle
Show competence in different environments
Show competence in different situations
Passenger must be present in car
New Radar Sensors
Sensors take information from their environment

Keeps safe distance from other cars

Can detect pedestrians

Detects appropriate speed to travel at

(Road, 2014, para. 15, 17)
More expensive than a Ferrari 599
Traffic Predicting Algorithms
Allows autonomous cars to navigate themselves

Drive faster and safer on highways

Predict highly condensed traffic patterns
(Gorhring et al., 2014, p.1)
Most important sensor
Lasers scan surroundings 20,000 times per second
Builds a 3D map of its surroundings
Allows for sign recognition
Allows for better navigation (GPS)
Provides high-res pictures of its surroundings
Companies of Autonomous Cars
Google has been leading the charge for the progress of inventing autonomous cars.
Street-View-Image Database
Google Map
Human errors cause most crashes
At least 40% can be eliminated

Work Collaboratively with the new sensing system and unique GPS technology
Radar sensors

Traffic predicting algorithms

Provide the autonomous car surrounding environment images
Technology that promotes safety includes:
(Fagnant & Kockleman, 2013, p. 3)
Main goal:
Levels of autonomy
Dictates human input for operating vehicle
Additional features reduce the drivers control
Four different levels
Semi Autonomous
Level zero, one, two, and three
Fully Autonomous
Level four

Focus autonomous cars in United States
Traffic Laws
Different Weather Condition
Semi-autonomous cars

Level Zero:
No autonomous features
The driver is in sole control of the vehicle

Level One:
Automated steering
Automated breaking

Level Two:
Cruise control with no feet on the pedals

Level Three:
Full control of all safety features

Fully autonomous cars
Adapt the international environment
Level 4:
Must operate with no flaws
Manipulate and perform operated functions
Computer system does not relay on driver

Security Cautions
Potential hijackers may disrupt the system

Firewalls or manual override systems

Impossible to program all obstacles

System only preforms programmed tasks
Already tested their product in Europe
Conduct experiments in China
Multi-level highways in China can be challenging
urlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdgQpa1pUUE(for the video)
Main goal
International Settings
Maximum safety and comfort
Can minimize rush hours
Provide drivers the safest condition
Can apply breaks when necessary
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The great science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once stated, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” (Clarke, 1962).
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