'The Road to Driverless Cars' is the 2019 case study for ITGS paper 3. This is for HL ITGS students only. The case study booklet focuses on the fictional World Driverless Vehicle Federation (WDVF), an organisation researching and promoting the use of driverless vehicles. The organisation is divided into two sections: technical and socio-economic, which tie in nicely with Strand 3 and Strand 1 of the ITGS syllabus.
The case study booklet takes a slightly different approach to previous case studies, as it is far wider-reaching. Rather than being limited to a single geographical location, the booklet makes it explicitly clear that the WDVF is a multi-national organisation. This means students will need to consider self driving vehicles in a wide range of situations.
The case study booklet identifies four core challenges: Ethical, Social, Economic, and Legal. Surprisingly, technical challenges are not listed - although technical abilities and limitations will clearly lay the groundwork for other social impacts.