For this pre-assignment, you will interview 10 people to understand their view on autonomous vehicles.
Q1: Do you drive a vehicle? Why or why not?
A majority of people interviewed own a personnal car. The following graph presents the results:
Graph 1: Question 01 survey’s results
Furthermore, I’ve asked respondents what motivates their choice. Basically, people use their car on a daily basis for a transport purpose. In the other hand, students living in a city don’t drive a car for economical and environmental reasons and because public transports are more convenient. For more information, consult the subsequent table.
|YES Camp||NO Camp|
|-Transport : Work, shopping||-Economical : too expensive|
Table 1: Question 01 arguments
Q2 : Would you be interested in having an autonomous vehicle? Why or why not?
This question’s results are fascinating: exactly half the respondents are interested in having an autonomous vehicle !
Graph 2: Question 02 survey’s results
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, take a look at the following table displaying the YES and NO camps’ arguments.
|YES Camp||NO Camp|
|-Less stress||-Lack of confidence in current technologies used in autonomous vehicles|
|-More free time||-Driving enjoyment|
|-Facilitate comings and goings||-Safety concerns|
Table 2: Question 02 arguments
Q3: What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the autonomous vehicle industry ?
After collecting all respondents perspectives, I realized their concerns could be classified in 4 categories: Technical, Social, Legal and Economical :
· Adapt to climate(winter, night)
· Unintended situations: make quickly decisions
· Enormous calculating/computing capacities needed=physical concerns: will the equipment fit within the car?
· People’s habits : enjoy driving, like having control over their car
· None system is foolproof: liability in case of accidents/deaths?
· Civils claims against manufacturers= impediment to the development
· Expensive cars
· Development costs
Table 3: Question 03- Challenges
Q4: Do you believe that in the US by 2050, only autonomous vehicles will drive on roads ?
This time, all people interviewed share the same opinion: yes we’ll see more autonomous vehicles on roads in 2050 particularly for public and material transportation but human controlled cars will remain.