The Autonomous Car: A better future?


  • Jesús Alberto Valero-Matas The University of Valladolid
  • Angie De la Barrera Department of Transportation, Arlington, Virginia


Driving. Security. Ethics. Regulations. Privacy. Cybersecurity


This article wants to analyze the technical and social dimensions of the autonomous car . Much is talked about the autonomous vehicle, which holds a better future. where there will be fewer accidents, will change the way people act, will bring great social and industrial developments. These vehicles will improve the safety and quality of life of people, wider urban spaces, less pollution and endless progress according to the opinion of experts. The automobile industries as well as some technology companies are working hard, because they want to be the first to build a fully autonomous vehicle. But on the other hand, people do not know in what phase the vehicles are located, how many levels there are, how an autonomous car works, how it will affect the industry, the market and everyday life. There are many gaps and questions to ask, as well as we can solve cybercrime or ethical issues arising from driving, before autonomous cars operate.


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Author Biography

Jesús Alberto Valero-Matas, The University of Valladolid




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Valero-Matas, J. A., & De la Barrera, A. (2020). The Autonomous Car: A better future?. Sociología Y Tecnociencia, 10(1), 136–158. Retrieved from