Coding is an important skill to know because the future is moving to more technology based jobs.
Even if you don't become a programer the skills are still good to know because it makes you a better problem solver. In challenge one we have to work with a partner to program our car to move in a figure 8 shape. The goal was to do so without running into anything - and in the most minimal amount of time as possible. The logic statement we used was: go straight, then shift right, straighten out then go right again. The go code was what we first embedded in our code to get the car to go forward. The steering command was used to shift the direction of our car, and delay was used as a time factor for how long the car went in a certain direction. This assignment was fairly difficult and extremely frustrating but it felt good to complete the assignment in the end.
The commands that were required to successfully complete Challenge #2 were: go straight then we turned the car right. After the car turned around we programed it to turn back around. I feel that in time with the right technology autonomous driving will be very safe. Although I think that part of me would always be worried that something would go wrong. I think that autonomous vehicles will be used for things such as ambulance accidents in the future. But but I don't think that will be until the technology is more complex.
ACO 5.0 - Create a deliverable using problem-solving techniques to address client needs or target audience.
ACO 5.1 - Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.