Cars today include many semi-autonomous features like assisted parking and self-braking systems. Completely autonomous vehicles able to operate without human control are rapidly becoming more of a reality. Connectivity and Automation are transforming the car industry and more specifically the future of the automotive sector in a world, where the fundamental relationship between consumers and the act of driving is changing. The car is going to be driverless. Questions arise can autonomous cars be safe in a world of variable driving conditions and human error and also how car manufacturers are responding and whether the art of driving will disappear. Self Driving cars will cut down on traffic death and as a tool for those who cannot drive. Google is currently recognized as the leader in developing driverless technology although it is not an automotive company.
What exactly Self Driving means. The answer to it is that a vehicle can operate under any condition regardless of weather or regardless of potential constraints in the infrastructure of the surroundings, fully autonomously, without the intervention of a driver. Regulation has to define very clearly under which infrastructure conditions one can operate such Self Driving Cars and what is often overlooked, is actually the acquaintance and the acceptance of autonomous solution by the consumer.
I think for most consumers, it will be important to have a choice. All of us know situation like for example in the morning when its rush hour and you’re in a big traffic jam, driving is not really fun. If you have an Self Driving Cars system that could really improve your lifestyle, you could be reading and relaxing. But on the other hand when its weekend people want to drive in the countryside and have real fun, then of course you want to drive yourself, so ultimately people will love the choice and decide, depending on their personal mood and the traffic situation, when they will use the feature and when not. There will be some people who quiet happily hand over control over control over their car and some who enjoy driving and continue driving, they don’t trust computerised cars.
For all this the manufacturers and the technology should ensure that the roads are set up a certain ways. That there are signs that are set up a certain way to transmit data that’s necessary to ensure the vehicle is safe. There’s need to be sufficient sensor technology, sufficient computer power within the car and computer algorithms that detect out picture, out of sensor data real life traffic situations and give the right reaction to the car. That is a technical challenge and manufacturers are working hard on it.
Automakers have to make some consideration when developing Self Driving cars. There’s a need for updates on the present legislation governing road safety. The driverless technology has yet to enter mainstream usage, there’s currently no legislation allowing Self Driving cars to be driven everywhere. Further manufacturers have yet to reach the point where driverless technology is guaranteed to be much safer than conventional.
Self Driving car is a benefit to our whole society such as providing transportation for people who are otherwise not able to drive because of age or physical impairment.
Self Driving Cars is a key aspect of the industry‘s drive towards safer roadways.