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  1. Driverless Cars Darshan Patel CSCE 390 April 11, 2012

  2. What is Driverless Cars? • Capable of sensing its environment and navigating on its own • Divers choose destination

  3. Driverless cars are moving closer to becoming a reality • Politicians in several U.S. states rush to get such cars on the roads • Nevada currently allows driverless cars to operate on the state's road networks as long as they have a special license plate. • Companies developing driverless cars • Google • Stanford University

  4. Advantages/Disadvantages • Advantages • Improved safety, • Better fuel efficiency • Not affected by human error • Freedom from the boredom of long drives • Disadvantages • Excessive cost • Many may distrust driverless systems • Possibility of computer malfunctions and misjudgments

  5. AMC Code • 1.1 Contribute to society and human well-being • “An essential aim of computing professionals is to minimize negative consequences of computing systems, including threats to health and safety” • “computing professionals who design and develop systems must be alert to, and make others aware of, any potential damage to the local or global environment”

  6. References • http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328585.300-driverless-cars-ready-to-hit-our-roads.html • http://willcoston.home.comcast.net/~willcoston/carindex.html • http://www.acm.org/about/code-of-ethics