1. SAE International has a formal classification system for autonomous vehicles, ranging from level 0 (not automated) to level 5 (fully automated). Briefly describe each of the levels.
level 0 : All human operate.
level 1 : Automated system either steering or acceleration.
level 2 : System operate both steering and acceleration.
level 3 : System take care all dynamics driving task,(including steering, acceleration, and mointoring the environment)but expect people to response.
level 4 : System take care all dynamics driving task,(including steering, acceleration, and mointoring the environment) even people don’t response.
level 5 : System act as driver.
2. Use the internet to find at least two examples of autonomous vehicles that already exist. Which companies/universities/groups are they from? What autonomous behaviour do they exhibit (i.e., can parallel park itself, can drive itself)? How have they been tested?
(1)Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans–from Google .According to their websites, as Google depicts their vehicle functions:"Our sensors observe that the cyclist has extended their left arm. Detecting the cyclist’s hand signal, our software predicts that the cyclist will move to the left side of the lane."That is to say, They can steer, accelerate,mointor the environment themselves.Tested on road.
(2)Tesla self driving car from Tesla.They can drive themselves.Tested on road.
Tesla self driving car demostration
3. Consider the SAE classifications from the question 1. At which level would each of the vehicles discussed in question 2 be? Provide rationale for your decisions.
(1)Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans is at level 5. Because it can steer, accelerate,mointor the environment all by themselves
(2)Tesla self driving car is at level 5. Because it can steer, accelerate,mointor the environment all by themselves
4. Please state at least 3 possible applications for autonomous vehicles, and why they would be beneficial for those applications.
(1)Prevent alcohol driving. Because people won’t drive even when they are drunk.
(2)People can rest on the car. If people are tired, they can take time to sleep during the car trip.
(3)To minimize humon errors. A lot of car accidents occurred owing to human’s wrong decision, the autonomus vehicles can prevent it from happening