Studies estimate that at least 380 million semi- or fully-autonomous vehicles will occupy roads by 2030. While driverless cars are projected to increase efficiency and reduce traffic, they also raise important ethical questions. Reporter Andrea Vasquez discusses some of these questions with Shannon Vallor, Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University.
In this episode of SciTech Now, healthcare technology in the military has meant fewer deaths; Deborah Estrin teaches us what we can learn about our health through small data; the future of autonomous vehicle technology; and how the logs from a stranded whaling has proven quite valuable to climate scientists today.
Engineers at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas have been developing autonomous vehicle technology for more than a decade. We take you inside the lab to see how the technology behind driverless cars has evolved.