The challenges of Driverless car before it becomes available in the market

The challenges of Driverless car before it becomes available in the market -

Some major players in the automotive industry and technology are very interested in the construction of a self driving. It will not be easy to achieve full self-driving cars on the roads because there are still challenges ahead in terms of regulation, social and technical. However, the move towards a fully self driving car can be seen a step at a time. BMW, for example, will have a car that can park in less than a week. Another example is the CEO Elon Musk of Tesla is personally tested on autopilot improved in electric cars of the same company Baidu, a Chinese web company tries to compete with Google with its own driverless car.

Myra Blanco, director of Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Center automated vehicle systems compared driverless car with mobile phone. She used Motorola for example. If Motorola engineers stopped the development of cell phone 40 years ago, as he was only able to carry a fraction of the current mobile phone and the mobile phone industry is not so advanced now. It is the same concept as the driverless car.

Driverless car will also issue that must be resolved and people will develop against measure to solve the problem. Some solutions such as systems or redundancies that currently exist in the integrated backup aircraft industry can be applied. For self-drive cars to move, it will need a high definition card and board cameras to recognize the surrounding terrain. In the terrible situation in which the driverless car might not be able to fulfill its function, it is always the human driver to return to work.


SAE International, an association of engineers, came out with six levels of automation with zero means there is no automation at all and level five means a fully automated car that need a little pilot input. The car equipped with driver support is nowadays SAE Level 2. Level 3, human drivers are allowed to not drive the car but no naps or texting would be allowed because they need to remain vigilant in case where they need to take the car. As for the level 5, it is completely in fashion and the human pilots able to make automated naps.

Driverless car is designed to minimize accidents while providing a higher speed. Initially, it might be available in models of high-end cars; however, expect to be progressively available in budget vehicles within five years. However, for a driver to be fully available in the market, would probably about 20 years.

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