Students shall write a reply of original content on each case study addressing a question directed by the instructor or by topic giving the student choice promoting originality. Students will respond to two other student posts in each case study with meaningful/insightful replies.
- According to the week’s readings, a key determinant of UAS operational viability is the competitiveness of their cost structures. Several of the biggest voices in the news for unmanned vehicles are the ridesharing/app-based companies whose operational structures put the burden of cost structure (such as vehicle purchase, insurance, maintenance, registration, fuel, etc) with the person working using their own vehicles. Are they really investing in the infrastructure of UAS development or is it just news hype? How can this be determined?
- What form of driverless transportation is most likely to be the first operational autonomous system based on the conclusions of the material?