- Host: Warwick Pattison (Email - Warwick.firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Session: 4
- Location: Supper Room
Attractions of AV?
- Reduce human factors in driving
- Inefficient: e.g more productive travel time / rather than driving
- More efficient networks: traffic lights, spacing
- Reduce car ownership
- Car pooling
- Politically attractive
- Equal access to transport for those with mobility issues
- Freeing up workforce to undertake more valuable work (e.g driver replaced by conductor)
- Competition for PT
- Ethical considerations
- Responsibility for crash (AV manufacturer liable notAV driver)
- Over reliance on technology can create vulnerability to bugs / cyber warfare
- Redundancy of employment reliant on car industry (drivers / insurance etc)
- Social issues: cost of AV technology may put it out of reach of many people – perpetuating social disadvantage
- Should we insist AVs have an override? Or connect with a wider network (e.g Melbourne)?
- Outsourcing ethical problems to car manufacturers?
- What are car park owners thinking (e.g wilsons)