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Introduction

RAC Intellibus:

Australia’s very first Automated Vehicle Trial is happening right here in WA.With the support of the State Government, RAC is trialing a fully driverless, fully electric shuttle bus in South Perth. Get involved and be part of this exciting ride into the future. Click here to view a RAC Intellibus Promotional flyer

Driverless Car:

A driverless car (sometimes called a self-driving car, an automated car or an autonomous vehicle) is a robotic vehicle that is designed to travel between destinations without a human operator.

What is a Driverless Car?:

Driverless cars are a transformative technology that could have important implications for society, national security, the economy, and the environment. This website includes information on:

  • Challenges e.g. cybersecurity, liability
  • Benefits e.g. personal convenience, traffic fatalities and fuel efficiency

Infographic - The Evolution of Driverless Cars:

The introduction of self-driving vehicles raises hopes that congestion and road accidents will decrease, while productivity and mobility – particularly for the elderly or disabled – will rise. The technology is already being trialed throughout the world.

ABC News:

Cost Of Driverless Technology

The West Australian Newspaper

ClickView videos

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The Robot Races

Driverless vehicle technology

Access Science Encyclopaedia - Self-driving car:

Driverless cars operated via sensors, microprocessors, software, algorithms, and controllers; also known as autonomous cars and robotic cars.

RAC Intellibus - Autonomous Vehicle Technology - How Does It Work?:

The RAC Intellibus® uses a number of different sensors and telecommunications systems. It uses these sensors to localise, that is, to know where it is, and to detect obstacles so that it can react and interact within a dynamic road environment.

The Science of Self-Driving Cars:

Cars today already include many semi-autonomous features, like assisted parking and self-braking systems. And completely autonomous vehicles—able to operate without human control—are rapidly becoming more of a reality.

Eyes of a car:

A look at how a device called LIDAR enable driverless cars detect and avoid obstacles on the road.

YouTube - Wired - New Lidar :

Austin Russell, the founder and CEO of Luminar Technologies, aims to improve the safety of autonomous cars with a single laser

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Trial locations

University of Michigan test environment:

The University of Michigan today opened Mcity, the world's first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.

RAC response to the National Transport Commission's Discussion Paper :

Guidelines for Australian driverless vehicle trials released:

Car makers, technology companies and governments now have a set of official guidelines to instruct trials of driverless vehicles in Australia.

Humans a hurdle to driverless cars:

Despite clear benefits, several limitations have been found that need to be addressed before widespread implementation becomes possible.

Possible Raw Information for Trial Location:

As this is one of the harder topics some basic information has been gathered into a document for your use.

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History of Driverless Vehicles

Self-driving car timeline for 11 top automakers:

A company by company examination of public investments by leading car makers and statements from their top executives makes it clear that most car companies are betting self-driving technology is inevitable, and they’re all jumping in with investment and initiatives.

Advantages of self-driving vehicles

Infographic - The Pros and Cons of Driverless Cars:

Autonomous cars could bring faster commutes, fewer crashes and greater fuel savings to motorists. Information covers:

  • Road accidents
  • Legal aspects
  • Self-driving failures

The Driverless Car Debate: How Safe Are Autonomous Vehicles?:

Driverless cars are the innovative technology of the future but what safety benefits will they bring?

The Benefits and Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles:

Autonomous Vehicle Technology - Effects on Safety - A Guide For Policy Makers (Excerpt):

 An excerpt from this recent report prepared by the Self-Driving Coalition.

 

Disadvantages of self-driving vehicles

Driverless cars face cyber security, skills and safety challenges: 

Driverless cars will be overloaded with software to work but this opens them to the risks that plague the internet. In theory, hackers could seize control of a vehicle's automated steering and brakes and wreak havoc on the road.

You Next Car Will Be Hacked:

Self-driving cars could cut road deaths by 80%, but without better security they put us at risk of car hacking and even ransom demands.

From Hands-Free Driving

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Autonomous Vehicle Technology – Focus on Their Legalities - A Guide For Policy Makers (Excerpt):

An excerpt from this recent report prepared by the Self-Driving Coalition.

Reference Generator

It is important to show your teacher you used a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

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Protin Pictures 2015, How Does Google's Driverless Car Work?, online video, 17 March, accessed 1 November 2016, <https://youtu.be/ftouPdU1-Bo>.

Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia 2016, RAC Intellibus, Western Australia, accessed 1 November 2016, <http://intellibus.rac.com.au/>.

‘Self-driving Cars’ 2014, in Access Science, accessed 1 November 2016, <http://dx.doi.org/10.1036/1097-8542.BR0326141>.