One of the question that we are going to face when we make our research paper, is talking about who benefits from such creation. More than one way, people who drive daily, can benefit from an autonomous vehicle. The overall topic that I wanted to place in the limelight, is traffic and safety. Unlike the most recent report of cars being placed in autopilot, many driver assuming their autopilot feature, gives them a fully autonomous vehicle. But that does not seem to be the case. The technology for a fully autonomous vehicle is still year away, but it doesn’t mean that companies are trying to make it happen sooner than later. But in the mean while people are trying to live their lives by driving behind the wheel. But it’s the driver behind the wheel that causes traffic, which in terms could lead to a fatal accident. In the video, a problem was discussed about how the last person didn’t make the green light. Because the amount of time that the other people tried to leave, it was the amount of time that the green turn yellow, then red. In a scenario in which people would have accelerated at the same time, the last person, might have made it through. But it’s very difficult for different people so synchronize. Especially when there are individuals that don’t really pay attention to the road and are doing something else. I liked how the speaker describe the drivers as monkey with short attention spans. The video was riddle with many instance in which people have, obviously, are the number one cause for high congestion on the roads. But something that I haven’t really thought about when it came to autonomous vehicle, is getting rid of the intersections.
If by some miracle that we ever manage to have a complete autonomous vehicle, it would be the end of traffic as we know it. The video described, how the only reason that we have traffic lights in intersection, is to manage our own awareness of who might be around us. But imagine a world in which cars could communicate with each other in real time and synchronize their actions accordingly. For those instances where people think that something terrible has happened because of the annoying amount of time it took to get through, when it was nothing but a scare. Because people don’t really get their distance between each other, for example, a person who tail gater’s could cause a traffic snake. For those who aren’t going to see the video, a traffic snake is an instance where brake, but then accelerates. Leaving a chain reaction of people braking beforehand, causing a traffic snake. The self-driven vehicle would adjust accordingly to the other vehicle around itself, having minimal chance of having any type of interference. So in the end, people are the obvious reason why driving is such a hassle, dangers, and at times, lethal. We should really get those monkeys, off the roads.