Driverless Cars

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Emerging
 Themes
 

 

 

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Task One
Sources of Research
Word count: 537
(Excluding titles and names of sources)

 

1
 

Emerging
 Themes
 

 
Journals / trade Websites/News
papers/ Magazines /Research
Reports

 

Article / Author /
Interviewer
Google’s X man,
Foreign Affairs
Sebastian Thrun
(Expert on Robots and
artificial intelligence)

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Reliability &
Credibility
High
Winner of the
DRAPA grand
challenge head of
Google X team

Merit

Talks about artificial
intelligence and the
importance of safety
in the automobile
industry

November 2013
Autonomous Vehicle
Implementation
Predictions
Todd Litman
(Researcher)
November 2013

High

Wheels of tomorrow
Fortune
Vandermey, Anne
(reporter)

High

September 2012

Robot human
interaction
Joanne Pranksy
interviews
Dr.William Townsend

Independent research
organization
(Developing
innovative and
practical solutions to
transportation
problems)

Writer for business
week and reporter for
the Fortune
Magazine

High
Editor for Industrial
Robot journal since
1996

Summarizes on
autonomous vehicle
planning and
impacts by time
periods.

Talks about
travelling on auto
pilot and how
sophisticated
operating systems
that makes self
driven cars safer
than a human
driving it
Editor for Industrial
Robot journal since
1996

July 2013

 

2
 

Emerging
 Themes
 

 
Journals / trade Websites/News papers/
Magazines /Research Reports

 

Article / Author /
Interviewer

Here’s what it would
take for self-driving
cars to catch on
Brad Plumer
(Reporter)

How much would
you pay for a selfdriving car?
Jerry Hirsch
(Reporter)
April 2012

Coming in 2020 Cars
That Drive
Themselves
Philip Lebeau
(reporter)
CNBC personal and
Airline Industry
Reporter
August 2013

 

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Reliability &
Credibility
Medium
Writes about domestic
policy, particularly
energy and
environmental issues.

Merit

Brings out the obstacles
that still need to be
overcome before selfdriving cars ever take
over our highways.
Death of people each
year on
automobile crashes

High
Based on reports
research firm J.D.
Power and Associates
Nevada becomes the
first state to legalize
self-driving cars in the
USA

High
Race for autonomous
driven cars is on with
GM, Ford and Toyota
at the forefront
Trying to grab a share
of this market

Talks about actual
research data
percentage of people
who have already
agreed to buy.
Emphasis on legislation
and guideline for such
annonymus vehicles

Highlights on Nissan
motor company taking a
different approach by
not going with google
but
Working with several
universities around the
world including
Stanford, MIT, Oxford,
Carnegie Mellon and
University of Tokyo to
develop the technology
for self-driven cars

3
 

Emerging
 Themes
 

 
Journals / trade Websites/News
papers/ Magazines /Research
Reports

 

Article / Author /
Interviewer
Self driving cars
could be on US
roads by 2020
Unknown author
September 2013

Self-driving cars
The next revolution
/ Self-driving cars
and are we ready?
2012 / 2013

Gary Silberg
Partner, KPMG
LLP National
Sector Leader
Automotive
Richard Wallace
Director,
Transportation
Systems
Preparing a nation
for autonomous
Vehicles
Collective number
of writers
October 2013

 

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Reliability &
Credibility
Medium

Consulting
company Navigant
Research estimates
it will be at least
2035 before a
majority of
vehicles sold
worldwide will be
able to drive
themselves and
also predicts that
technology will
come in bits and
pieces
High
KPMG is a global
network of
professional firms
providing Audit,
Advisory and Tax
Services

Merit
Illustrates on
Multiple cameras and radars can
detect pedestrians and...

References: Silberg, G. 2013. Self Driving Cars Are We Ready. [report] KPMG, pp. 15-17.
Thurn, S. 2013. Googles X man. Interviewed by Unkown [in person]
Vandermey, A
Townsendmit, W. 2013. Entrepreneur Develops whole-arm manipulation for Robot/Human Interaction.
Luton, J., Kornhouser, A. and Leaner, E. 2013. The Revolutionary Development of Self-Driving Vehicles and
Implication for the Transportation Engineering Profession
Plumer, B. 2013. Heres what it would take for self-driving cars to catch on. Washington Post, [online]
Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/23/heres-what-it-would-take-forself-driving-cars-to-catch-on/
Hirsch, J. 2012. How much would you pay for a self-driving car. LA times, [online] Available at:
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/26/business/la-fi-tn-autonomous-car-20120426.
Woollaston, V. 2013. The self-driving cars using ROBOTS to test for safety and navigate pedestrians and
traffic
Lebeau, P. 2013. Coming in 2020: cars that drive themselves. Entrepreneur.
Self-driving cars could be on US road by 2020. 2013. Jakarta Times, [online] Available at:
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/09/29/self-driving-cars-could-be-us-roads-2020.html.
Markoff, J. 2010. Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic. New york times, [online] Available at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/science/10google.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&.
Silberg, G. and Wallace, R. 2013. Self-driving cars the next revolution. [report] KPMG and CAR, pp. 7-9
Toyota 's newest innovation: Car that steers away from pedestrians
Lee, D. 2013. Self-driving car given UK test run at Oxford University. [online] Available at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21462360.
Sankin, A. 2013. Self-Driving Cars Approved by California Legislature. [online] Available at:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/48861376.
Korzeniewski, J. 2013. Autonomous cars found trustworthy in global study. Autoblog, [blog] Available at
:http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/19/autonomous-cars-found-trustworthy-in-global-study/.
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