Is the technology to put self-driving cars on the road already here? If yes, why then would the cars themselves be a couple of years away? Read on.

 


Over the next couple of years, technological advancements and implementations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will continue to scale into different areas of a vehicle. With the help of the data collected via sensors and forward-looking cameras, AI and Machine Learning will empower OEMs and automakers to offer a more safe, holistic user experience. 

 

Shedding more light on this topic, in a recent interview with TU Automotive, Andrew Till, VP Marketing & Technology, HARMAN Connected Services, said, “Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles (AV) could start appearing on major arterial roads like freeways and smart motorways by the mid-2020s, and it would be some time yet before they became a presence in major UK cities, due to the infrastructural overhauls that would be involved. However, that would not be a problem for newly-built cities.”

 

He noted that around 2023, the availability of technologies such as dedicated short-range communications (DSRC), cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) would further the development of how vehicles will communicate with each other, carry out updates to the systems, and continually enhance the safety levels of vehicles.

 

Speaking about how the current automotive industry landscape will transform in the future, he stated that the years to follow would witness the dawn of major smart city grids and motorway infrastructure projects. He called it the ‘next big wave of autonomous enablement.’

 

Read TU Automotive’s full interview with Andrew Till here.

 

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