Explains what autonomous vehicles are and the benefits and risks of this technology
In the last decade, vehicles have become increasingly autonomous, performing tasks for us such as automatically operating window wipers and lights.
Technology has also developed within vehicles to assist us with the driving task, including features such as park assist, reverse cameras, cruise control and lane assist.
The automation of vehicles is set to become more widespread, with the emergence of advanced sensing devices and new on-board processing capabilities. This will mean that less and less input is needed from the ‘human driver’ during the driving task. This could also lead to shifts in the way that cars and other vehicles are used and owned.