Who Can Apply: In order to be eligible to participate in the contest, applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or university in the fall 2015 semester. The contest is open to both current college students as well as those planning on starting college next fall.
Submission: In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the following question by 12/01/2015:
Driverless vehicles are currently legal in California, Nevada, Florida, Michigan, and Washington D.C. In a recent interview with Forbes Magazine, Ford CEO Mark Field s indicated that he expects that fully autonomous cars will be available to consumers by 2020. While driverless vehicles will undoubtedly be highly regulated, car accidents involving autonomous cars are bound to occur. If a driverless vehicle causes an accident, who do you think should be held liable: the owner of the vehicle, the car manufacturer, or the developer of the software that controls the car’s operation? Why?
Deadline: December 1, 2015
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