Benefits Of Autonomous Vehicles As Well As Who Will Be Taking Advantage

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Autonomous Vehicles Perla Espinoza, Odelkys Marquez, Christopher Bradbeer, Franki Vallejo Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of South Florida Abstract This paper will go in depth of the benefits of autonomous vehicles as well as who will be taking advantage of these benefits. There will also be a section about the technology advances that will come with future autonomous vehicles. There will be a brief discussion about the possible disadvantages that may come with these vehicles. The view of transportation will change in the eyes of engineers in how to design roads to best suit the new transportation needs; as well as, the general public views will change the way they look at traveling as not much of a burden.…show more content…
This research will provide valuable information regarding the technology advances needed, that we are faced with today. As well as showing how the view of transportation will change in the eyes of engineers in how to design roads to best suit the new transportation needs. Similarly, how the general public’s view will change the way they look at traveling. Benefits Autonomous vehicles will allow for many benefits for traveling as society knows it; the vehicles will allow for a reduction in crashes and amount of money going into fuel. These vehicles will include “crash warning systems, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping systems and self-parking technology” (Anderson, 2014). There are five levels of these vehicles according to The National Highway Traffic Safety (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2013). It starts with level 0 which has no automation, which are the vehicles we first used. Next is level 1 where the vehicle has certain functions automated such as cruise control. Then there is level 2 which is combined function automation meaning more than two primary controls are automated and the driver has primary control, needing to monitor what is going on the roadway. Level 3 is limited automation, where the driver will have full control of all safety-critical functions which are needed due to traffic or environmental
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