The revolution of self-driving cars is here. From Knight’s KITT to the Batmobile, a car that can drive on its own is popularly known as a science fiction. In addition, similar to many other science fictions that have come to reality, this technology is almost close to reality.
A Driverless car has to be able to carry out key functions such as the knowhow of its surroundings and the happening in its surroundings. It must be aware of its location and where it is required to go. It must have the reasoning and decision making functions that can be safe to the user, and finally the actuators that will keep the vehicle in control while steering. Car developers have adopted the same approach by using high tech imaging systems to collect information on the vehicles environments that is checked against a detailed GPS and data from a map.
Most of the current luxurious cars already have high technology such as lane assist technology and adaptive cruise control. In addition, in time to come other features such as a parking technology, which will be launched in 2015, will become popular in a way, the Driverless car is a logical summary of the development of these kind of technology. Car designers tend to popularly refer it as evolutionary process.
Ability to Deal With the an Expected
The road tests carried out have shown good examples of the technology expanding ability to deal with the unexpected. Fausten who is a developer researcher remembers on particular occurrence, when the car pulled out to overtake another car moving at a speed in the outer lane that started presenting a dangerous scene popular to most motorists. As per the law requirement, the engineer was supposed to take control of the steering wheel, but the car did that on its own
Data Collecting Technology
The car will collect data using radar and ultrasonic sensors, video cameras and a laser scanner found on its roof that rotates; in return it will bring out a 3D map of the environment. Google’s Toyota Priuses has already implemented use of laser scanners incorporated with GPS and several sensors to come up with a picture. The shared vision within car companies and technology developers will feed a huge pool of data concerning on the happening on the road. Vehicles will have the ability to communicate to one another, logic road infrastructure, and schedule their routes, and connect and driving patterns accordingly.
Traffic jam Assist Technology
The fully driverless car will not be launched overnight. However, several technologies are speculated to be launched soon on production cars such as traffic jam assist technology. Which will steer the car on high traffic jammed highways, this will bring the Driverless car fiction into reality. This technology, the developers believe that it will be a good step for the driver free technology. The most thing that makes motorists annoyed is finding congestion of cars on the road.
Currently Driverless vehicles are undergoing driving practical test by companies such as Google, whose self-driving car is speculated to have already gone over 400,000 miles of testing, which is more than what motorists will ever manage in a life time.