Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2007


Charles Weber

Course Title

Innovation Management

Course Number

ETM 510


Cars that drive themselves, is not fantasy. In fact, tests have been underway for years investigating the feasibility of such technology. So why have we been unable to get these devices in the hands of consumers? The underlying technology exists; Microcomputers, Radar, Electro-mechanical feedback and control systems, Magnetic proximity sensors, Global positioning units, Voice recognition systems, Touch screen flat panel displays, Wireless data networking etc. Therefore, there must be some other forces keeping the technology from early adopters.


This project is only available to students, faculty, and staff of Portland State University.

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