There is a driving trend and major boom behind the autonomous car industry, with financial potential looking particularly ripe. Even the U.S. government has recently appointed an advisory committee on autonomous cars. The news is also full of reports about cars, buses and even trains becoming driverless. Tesla, Google, Toyota, BMW, Daimler and many others are all investing in the billions in this regard. However, rest assured the future lies in drones, the other autonomous devices. The concept of autonomous vehicles, such as drones, has much more potential in the air, not the land, and this piece intends to provide the reasons why.The Air Is Limitless
Human drivers have been [...]
The U.S. Department of Transportation has rolled out guidelines that urge car makers and other developers to submit to a 15-point “safety assessment.” They outline how driverless cars are tested, safeguarded should systems fail and how vehicles are programmed to comply with existing traffic laws. They set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies.
Nvidia and Baidu, which is basically the Chinese version of Google, are teaming up to create a “cloud-to-car” autonomous car platform for auto manufacturers worldwide.
Self-driving cars. On the road. That’s right. Right now, in Austin, Texas, there are self-driving cars on their way, to test out the self-driving capabilities. There will be some safety drivers, but the cars will mostly be trying to drive themselves. This will create a new paradigm in transportation.
For instance, can someone without a license own a car that is self-driving? Another question, then, would be whether or not there would always be some feature that allowed someone to drive the car. Suppose it got into a situation where it did not know what to do. Would it simply be better to build in the technology to existing styles of cars, rather [...]