Faculty Advisor

Pavlov, Oleg V.

Abstract

This document explains the impact of autonomous vehicles on society. The project includes a background section which gives information about the history and technology of autonomous vehicles. To evaluate the socio-economic effect of the autonomous vehicles, we review the benefits and economic savings that will emerge as a result of the introduction of autonomous cars in the economy. Impacts on safety, traffic flow, fuel economy, professional driving and culture are some of the important issues mentioned in this report.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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