Jennifer Haltli


Excellent, Young Adult, Self-driving, Automobiles, Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing, Technology

Document Type

Book Review


Even though the auto industry optimistically predicted that self-driving technology would exist by the 1970s, it now seems that some of these features will be safe enough to be mass produced by the early 2020s. Some estimate that completely autonomous vehicles will be developed by 2030. To make this all a reality there are lots of challenges to face. In addition to a completely restructured road system and a shift in psychology for a very independent American public, the technology for self-driving automobiles must surpass the human brain in processing speed and decision-making ability. Furthermore, these vehicles must be affordable. Once these roadblocks are overcome, the world may look forward to safer, speedier, and more energy-efficient transportation.