Category Archives: 2018

Swerving To Avoid Pedestrians

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Group 61 Autonomous vehicles are an emerging technology that are expected to reduce traffic and congestion, while increasing road safety. However, an ethical dilemma exists when coding the vehicles behaviour. In the event of an unavoidable crash that would kill either pedestrian(s) or the passenger(s) in the car, how should the car be coded to … Continue reading Group 61

Urban Traffic Jam

Traffic Restriction, The BEST Or The WORST?

Group 60 Air pollution has been an increasing significant issue nowadays due to the requirement of social development. Some people believed that it is time to reduce the reliance of cars and make the air pollution controllable, but there is also a voice claimed that policies like traffic restriction are useless. The following articles will … Continue reading Traffic Restriction, The BEST Or The WORST?

Hands-Free Driving

Release Hands, Are We Ready Yet?

Group 57 As the development of artificial intelligence and SLAM autonomous systems become extremely potential research projects for big companies. It seems that driverless vehicles will be the future of the vehicle industry if those companies enable to overcome technical challenges. However, it will conflict with the current law systems and ethical standard which needs … Continue reading Release Hands, Are We Ready Yet?

Burger Flipping Robot

Automation: A Tool For Progression?… Or A Recipe For Disaster?

Group 56 You might have heard of Flippy, a controversial burger-flipping robot with the sole purpose of cooking you a perfect patty. It has been successfully implemented in a Californian burger chain but was recently taken offline for being too slow. With such headlines it’s easy to overlook and even ridicule the impressive rise of … Continue reading Automation: A Tool For Progression?… Or A Recipe For Disaster?

Bangladesh Ship Breakers

Death, Destruction And Dollar Bills: The Daily Strife Of Ship-Breakers

Group 54 The ship-breaking industry attracts fierce attention, notorious for the grievous injuries and fatalities of its workers. In nations such as Bangladesh, it has developed haphazardly. The ship-breaking yards operate with little planning and deplorable working conditions. Once sold, tankers and cargo ships are driven onto the shores; ill-equipped and often underage workers break … Continue reading Death, Destruction And Dollar Bills: The Daily Strife Of Ship-Breakers