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1. This problem is hard to define because with today’s technology it would not be that difficult to complete. Major problem components would be not knowing the GPS way points, the RDDF, or the speed limits until two hours prior to the start. It will be a definite obstacle to make sure that during that two hour period that the information is correctly entered into the computer to guide the autonomous vehicle.

2. On average the vehicle would have to travel at seventeen and one half miles per hour (MPH). Although, at times that speed will have to be adjusted to a higher rate of speed for times when slower speeds are necessary.

3. Considerations for the average speed would be the narrow roads, the cliff drop off, as well as other landscape obstacles. Whenever possible, the speed would need to be adjusted to more than seventeen and one half miles per hour (MPH) to allow for the times that the average speed cannot be achieved.

4. Strategies to avoid obstacles would include large all terrain tires and a computer monitoring system which would include views of the outer vehicle. An over- ride system would be in place to allow a person to operate the vehicle, by remote, in case of emergency.

5. The disadvantages of this vehicle driving the route are numerous. This includes, but is not limited to, narrow roads, sharp turns, and dangerous cliff drop offs. The biggest disadvantage will be the loss of the GPS signal.

6. Strategies to prepare for the route would mostly include correct entering of information into the computer controlling the vehicle. However, other considerations would be back up power for the computer system and ensuring the over-ride is functioning properly.

7. During the testing phase, anticipated failures would include power interruptions and information not being entered correctly into the computer…...

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