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Assignment VI: Social

Social
This is the result I got after interviewed with 10 people.
Questions: 1) Do you drive a car? Why or why not?
2) Are you interested in having an autonomous vehicle? Why or why not?
3) In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge that the autonomous vehicle is facing?
First question's result: Do you drive a car?
People I asked are mostly either student or foreigners. For student, they can't afford a car at this moment while they are still studying, but most of them have the plan to switch to a car when they had a proper job and got enough money for a car. With foreigners, most of they used to have a car when they were still in the others country (Germany, Canada,....) but after coming to Vietnam, the traffic here is not suitable for the car, so they switch to a motobike for convenience.
Second question's result: Are you interested in having a autonomous vehicle? Most of them want to have an autonomous vehicle and actually, some was very excited when talking about t…
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Assignment V: Law

Basic Assignment On Law

Self-driving cars are very new, and like all other technologies, the law always comes after it.
As we can see in the picture above, there are just a few states in USA created and approved the law for self-driving cars, so many other states are still developing it and even some of them were failed to approve the law, also a a lot of states are not even considering for making the law for the self-driving cars. So it will need a very long time until all the states conduct and announcing a completed law for the autonomous vehicles.
So, allowing the self-driving cars to travel around the world now is significantly dangerous, especially for human life. When there is an accident happened, it would be very hard to determine who will take the responsibility for it, every harder on the countries that haven't provided the law for self-driving cars yet.
Next, without a full set of law, there will be no clear standards for the manufacturers to make the new autonomous c…

Assignment III: Ethical

Ethical
Autonomous vehicle are great, they have all the latest technologies included sensors, cameras, GPS and even AI, etc with amazing usability and were aimed to be the safer, cheaper and smarter solution for transporting people and things. But beside of those benefits, there are still a lot of problems with autonomous vehicle including ethical.
In my opinion, first, we have to see if the aggressive mode (with higher speed) is allowed in the law that was conducted by the government, if it's not then clearly Carlos must take the responsibility for enabling the aggressive mode on the car as well as Bob must take the responsibility for selling the car that has the aggressive mode built in, also, the manufacturer violated the law by making that car. But if the law allows that mode so I think that Bob and Alice didn't do anything wrong but the manufacturer has to put a warning about that mode when selling the car that came with aggressive mode, and the government is partly resp…

Assignment IV: Personality and Teamwork

Personality and Teamwork
Hello, I'm Le Dinh Nhat Khanh from Duy Tan University (DTU), Danang, Vietnam and I'm learning Software Engineering. I'm very happy to have a chance to join the CDIO Academy 2017 about Autonomous Vehicle. Here's the result of my test.
First, about Extraversion, I'm a person who enjoy being busy and can manage multiple tasks at a time and feel comfortable working in a team or being alone. But sometime, I'm just being too focus on the task and forget to build friendships.
Second, I got moderate with Emotionality. I'm quite confident with my skills, I can work in a stressful enviroment and I can keep my temper very good. But sometime, I feel too happy about my skill and it becomes risky for me, also, sometimes I feel uncomfortable sharing my ideas because I feel worry about that.
Third is about Conscientiousness, I usually put extra time to the job when it suites me and hard to be distracted when there is a mess starts to build up. But…

Assignment II: Technological

The technologies of autonomous vehicles
I. The technologies: The Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are equipped with these technologies:
Cameras: they are used to monitor the traffic, other vehicles, barriers,...Ultra-Sonic Sensors: Imitating the navigation process of bats, ultrasonic sensors send out sound waves. When the waves hit an object they produce echoes – revealing the exact location of the obstacleGPS: GPS or Global Positioning System is a network of orbiting satellites that send precise details of their position in space back to earth. The signals are obtained by GPS receivers, such as navigation devices and are used to calculate the exact position, speed and time at the vehicles location.Infrared: It's used at night to detect moving objects.Lidar Sensors: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensors scan the environment with a non-visible laser beam. The low intensity, non-harmful beam visualizes objects and measures ranges- creating a 3D image of the car's environment.Rada…

Assignment I: Introduction to Autonomous veihicle

Introduction to Autonomous Vehicle I. Six levels of Autonomous Vehicle

There are 6 levels of Autonomous Vehicle: Level 0: No Automation: Driver has to control all the system on their own and receive no support from the systemLevel 1: Driver Assistance: Driver receives assist from either steering or acceleration/deceleration using the information from about the driving environment.Level 2: Partial Automation:  Both steering and acceleration/deceleration will be controlled by the system. Driver still has to perform all remaining aspects of the driving task.Level 3: Conditional Automation: Automated driving system can now perform all aspects of the driving task but still need the control from the driver when needed.Level 4: High Automation: Performance by an automated driving system of all aspects of the driving task, even if a human driver does not respond appropriately to a system request or warning for human intervention. (deliver the capability in a defined area/geofenced area and we…