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Self-Driving Automobile In the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey 2008 publication to congress, indicated that about 94% of motor vehicle crashes are caused at least in part by human error. The results from the survey that occurred between 2005 – 2007 was marked at collecting on-scene information about the events and associated factors that both lead up or caused motor vehicle crashes. The results concluded that 94% was critical reason attributable to drivers, due to driver decision error such as speed, misjudgments, distractions, driving under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. In about 2 % of the crashes, the critical reason was assigned to a vehicle component’s failure or deprivation, another 2 % was attributed to the environment such as weather conditions, and slippery roads and more (Critical…show more content…
In 2014, Google announced its Project Wing exercise, which it would be looking into ways to use self-flying robots to deliver goods. The goal of Project Wing is to provide delivery of goods to rural and remote areas, alongside providing food, aid and medical supplies to people in emergencies. In the short term, Google aims to deliver in the air, getting products from the granary to their destination in approximately two minutes. Project Wing uses a drone, which is a crossover between a plan and a helicopter that takes off vertically. Once in the air it rotates to a horizontal position, and hovers packages down to the ground for delivery. The drones fly between a range of 130-195 feet, which is just above houses, but low enough so that it stays out of air traffic control space. It has an electronic device which detects when the package has been placed on the ground. These aerial machines are being tested for delivering goods, however the overarching goal is that the machines will be used for disaster relief, by delivering aid to isolated
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