Challenges:vulnerable road users, human (and kangaroo!) movement prediction, the trolley dilemma, dealing with road works, autonomy in extreme weather
Potential Impact:traffic jams, the road toll, autonomous delivery during pandemics, health impacts of less walking, amount of money on offer, public transport impact, government revenue raising, equity of access, urban versus rural concerns, last mile transport, cybersecurity and hacking, city layout changes, where people will live, what happens to garages, impact on transport jobs, impact on automotive industry
Predicting the future and Getting Involved:future predictions, how to learn and train to get involved, types of training.
Caution: who is this book for?
Your guidance and judgement as a parent, guardian, carer or educator is needed as to the suitability of this book for children. A rough guide is that it is aimed at older kids (aged 10 and up) and adults. Younger kids could also benefit from the book - but there are some concepts that can be confronting, like the fact that cars (both autonomous and human-operated) can kill and injure people, and that the defence industry is looking at autonomous vehicles too. There are also complex, potentially challenging topics - like issues of equitability.