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

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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