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Assignment VI: Social


This is the result I got after interviewed with 10 people.


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 the reason:
People seemed to be very interested with the idea that they can have more time with the family when staying on an autonomous vehicle. My German English Teacher loves science so much so he wants an autonomous vehicle to see how far science can go while the last person wants to have more times for doing the other job while the autonomous vehicle is handling everything.

But, two persons don't want to have an autonomous vehicle and the reason is about the truth, they don't trust the machine and want to drive on their own.

Third question's result: In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge that the autonomous vehicle is facing?

Actually, this question get a lot more attentions than I was expected, the interviewers gave out a lot of problems:
Safety and Security are on top, they concern a lot about what will happened when the car got attacked or how can the car prevent the accident. Ethical is also a big concern, who will take the responsibility for the accident that was caused by a self-driving car? One interviewers mention that with the usability of the autonomous vehicle, many taxi drivers, truck drivers, etc will lose their job. Finally, technology and the truth were also mentioned.


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