Are Autonomous Vehicles Only a Technological Step? The Sustainable Deployment of Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads.

Author:Atwell, Gary J.
 
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  1. Introduction

    Self-driving cars are an advancing technology with substantial transformative and disruptive capacity. (Stone et al., 2019) Self-operating transportation constitutes a technological phase, while generating pervasive consequences across society (Hancock, 2019). How autonomous vehicle technology will cooperate with the promising mobility system is highly improbable. (Wang and Zhao, 2019)

  2. Conceptual Framework and Literature Review

    The technology that facilitates connectivity and self-governance in driverless cars is advancing, its main aim being the decrease of road mortality rate chiefly brought about by human error. (Sheehan et al., 2019) Harnessing the progress in sensor and mapping technologies, the self-driving cars that will not crash are feasible in the course of time. (Chen et al., 2019) Car users' distinct experiences with breakthrough vehicle technologies and knowledge can be related to perceptions and acceptance. (Raue et al., 2019) Self-driving cars are component of a technological advancement associated mainly with robots (Abakumova and Primierova, 2018; Balica, 2017; Connolly-Barker, 2018; Lazaroiu, 2018; Michailidou, 2017; Popescu et al., 2017; Ralston et al., 2018), and opinions are likely to be linked to both robot technophobia and particular unthinkingness relating explicitly to self-driving cars. (Hudson et al., 2019)

  3. Methodology and Empirical Analysis

    Using and replicating data from AAA, Adobe Analytics, ANSYS, Atomik Research, Capgemini Research Institute, CivicScience, eMarketer, Morning Consult, and Schoettle & Sivak (2014), we performed analyses and made estimates regarding how consumers would like to spend their time while not actively steering the car during transit (%), U.S. adults who are concerned about select autonomous car features (%), and U.S. adults doubting why cars will not have the ability to drive themselves 10 years from now (%). Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling.

  4. Results and Discussion

    Self-driving cars provide cutting-edge technologies that can reorganize travel, e.g. superior link capacity and groundbreaking intersection controls. (Levin et al., 2019) Autonomous vehicles constitute an emerging technology whose aspiring users are still advancing their preliminary confidence that is elaborated in keeping with users' cognitive assessment as regards the trustworthiness, the quality and the safety of the self-driving systems. (Zhang et al., 2019) The fusing of electric, shared and self-driving cars is fashioning cutting-edge types of mobility and in the final analysis the likely advancement of the whole automotive sector (breakthrough technological developments and intricate systematized alterations should be integrated in a socio-technical...

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