FinCap Friday: Speeding Into the Future

Dec 06, 2018
FinCap Friday, Budgeting, Current Events, Research

For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here.

Have you seen those driverless cars in your neighborhood? If they are not there yet..they will be soon! This FinCap Friday is sure to engage your students as they learn about the technology behind autonomous vehicles and the ethical issues that will arise from their use.

Explore with your students whether this is a technology they will adopt quickly or will they take a "wait and see" approach. Will their generation have a different perspective on whether you need to "own a car." We'd love to hear about the great conversations that ensue! 



New to FinCap Fridays? They are a 5-7 minute resource to bring current events to your classroom in a way that engages your students with a:

  • 5 question Kahoot
  • 90 second explainer video from Yanely
  • Discussion prompt to get the conversation started
  • Additional activity ideas and references if you want to go deeper 

Find our previous FinCap Fridays here. 


Not only are cars going driverless but so are trucks. Check out this  PBS NewsHour video on the road ahead for autonomous trucks

About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!