Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
6. What is Autonomous Driving Technology? Comment on the feasibility of Autonomous Vehicles in India in the near future. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Live Mint
Why the question:
Despite many challenges, Indian companies and start-ups have not shied away from entering the Autonomous Driving Technology.
Key Demand of the question:
To explain Autonomous Driving Technology and to write about its potential and limitations in the Indian scenario.
Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by briefly explaining about Autonomous Driving Technology.
In the context of AI being the future, mention the rising trend of prototypes being developed in the Autonomous driving sector.
Comment on the feasibility of such vehicles in India through an analysis of Indian road infrastructure, civic sense of traffic rules, upgraded IT infrastructure, need for a legislative amendments, public acceptance of the disruptive technology etc.
Conclude by writing a way forward to a necessary support structure which is robust to handle Autonomous Driving Technology.