The hidden downsides of autonomous vehicles - and how to avoid them

A staff member of Mitsubishi Electric drives its self-driving concept car "EMIRAI3 xAUTO" using the hands-free function during a media preview in Kamakura, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 14, 2015.

Could self-driving cars create more problems than they solve? Image: REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Patrick Hillberg
Adjunct professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Oakland University
Sanjeev Santhanam
M.S. candidate in Engineering Management, Oakland University
Bharath Kaimal
M.S. candidate in Engineering Management , Oakland University
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