How far away are autonomous cars?
Uber recently announced that it will be teaming up with Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, for a deployment of self-driving cars. With so many automakers now jumping into the mix, how far away are autonomous cars in the future?
It’s becoming more clear that driverless cars are the future of the auto industry. We’re still decades away from anything that resembles a warp drive, but autonomous vehicles available to a mass market could be a reality in the next 5 years.
Fully-driverless vehicles are still in testing stages, but it won’t be long until ridesharing companies like Uber or Lyft will be sending driverless vehicles to pick you up at home.
Problems that face autonomous cars
One of the biggest problems that faces a quick introduction of autonomous cars is humanity! These driverless cars will actually have to learn how to react with their passengers inside the vehicles, as well as pedestrians on the street and human drivers in other vehicles.
We make a countless number of small errors on the road, but we’ve always been able to comprehend and adapt accordingly. Self-driving automobiles will need to quickly adapt to human drivers!
While we won’t have to worry about a robot car uprising, autonomous cars are controlled by a computer system — one that can be broken into, like any other computer system.
Current autonomous technology can be found in Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW vehicles. Advanced safety technology is currently helping us back into tight parking spots, warning us of imminent collisions, and a whole lot more. The future of the auto industry is exciting! Kids born today may never have to worry about obtaining a driver’s license, and we’ll be able to reminisce about how it used to be — back when we drive our own cars!