San Francisco – Michigan announced an initiative to explore the development of a more than 40-mile (64-kilometer) stretch of road dedicated to connected and autonomous vehicles between the cities of Ann Arbor and Detroit. The project will be led by Cavnue, a subsidiary of Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, and will be supported by an advisory committee that includes General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp., as well as autonomous driving startups Argo AI and Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo. "We are taking the initial steps to build the infrastructure to help us test and deploy the cars of the future," Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. Michigan said the dedicated autonomous vehicle (AV) corridor is the first of its kind and eventually will improve safety and transit access for communities along the road. The first two years of the project will focus on testing technology and exploring the viability of a highway dedicated to vehicles that drive themselves.
A driverless car running on the road is like a screenshot from a sci-fi movie. However, fiction is becoming a reality, and thanks to #Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI technology complements the concept of self-driving cars. Elon Musk had in 2017 that all cars will be #autonomous in 10 years without any steering wheel. We are very close to bringing this estimate to reality in just 4 years.
With evolving technologies, intelligent automation has become a top priority for many executives in 2020. Forrester predicts the industry will continue to grow from $250 million in 2016 to $12 billion in 2023. With more companies identifying and implementation the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), there is seen a gradual reshaping of the enterprise. Industries across the globe integrate AI and ML with businesses to enable swift changes to key processes like marketing, customer relationships and management, product development, production and distribution, quality check, order fulfilment, resource management, and much more. AI includes a wide range of technologies such as machine learning, deep learning (DL), optical character recognition (OCR), natural language processing (NLP), voice recognition, and so on, which creates intelligent automation for organizations across multiple industrial domains when combined with robotics.
Today almost all the industries are making benefits from machine learning including automobiles, health care, finance, etc. Machine learning helps these industries by automating procedures, reducing processing time, providing more accurate and faster decisions. It works by developing procedures that take input data and then by applying statistical analysis on the data, it predicts an output. The term machine learning was coined in 1959 by Arthur Samuel, an American pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence and computer gaming. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad area of science which performs simulates human abilities. Machine learning is a subset of AI.
From The Love Bug through to Westworld, movies and TV shows have evolved self-driving vehicles to create unforgettable moments. But consumers remain wary of their real-life counterparts as they start to roll out onto roads around the world. Vanarama has visualised the 20 most iconic on-screen autonomous vehicles from 1960s to present day in an infographic timeline. We're getting closer to traveling from A to B in autonomous cars by the day, with a projected market of $615bn by 2026 (up from $27bn in 2017) including auto manufacturers such as BMW, Audi, Toyota to more disruptive tech-led businesses like Tesla, Google, Uber. A recent study by trend analysts ResearchAndMarkets has predicted that the global autonomous market is likely to reach a value of $615bn by 2026.
Elon Musk thinks his company Tesla will have fully autonomous cars ready by the end of 2020. "There are no fundamental challenges remaining," he said recently. "There are many small problems. While the technology to enable a car to complete a journey without human input (what the industry calls "level 5 autonomy") might be advancing rapidly, producing a vehicle that can do so safely and legally is another matter. Read more: Are self-driving cars safe?
I don't think we've ever really covered much about L. Frank Baum's famous stories about the land Oz here before, mostly because the stories (and the famous movie) are pretty thin on cars. But that's not to say there aren't any things like cars. In fact, in one of the later Oz books, there's something that sure as hell seems a lot like some of the autonomous cars being developed today. Only, you know, much more weird and magical. This browser does not support the video element.
The road to the autonomous driving future is certainly not going to be easy. Some car makers are even starting to doubt we'll ever get completely self-driving cars. Level 5 autonomous driving models will basically no longer need a steering wheel. They will be capable of taking us everywhere without any kind of help from the human occupants. But until we get there, Level 4 cars might be more plausible.
Lucid may not have been able to unveil the production version of its luxury electric sedan just yet, but it's hoping some explanation of its features will get your appetite whetted. Today, the company is teasing the various Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), uh, systems, that'll feature in the Lucid Air. The ADAS platform has been dubbed "DreamDrive," which includes 32 sensors, including camera and radar, plus those monitoring the driver. Of more importance to us, and fans of self-driving cars, is the inclusion of LIDAR as standard, which Lucid will make the car "future-proofed." The company says that when the Air launches, it'll come with 19 of a planned list of 27 ADAS goodies, with the remaining eight coming over-the-air.
Over the years, cars have evolved from being a status symbol, a style statement to, quite literally, a data center on wheels. Commonly described as a'horseless carriage' during its early years, today cars have transformed the way people move, live, work and play. With cars becoming increasingly connected and autonomous, the automotive sector is at the cusp of a disruptive technology change. According to industry reports, India's automotive industry, including component manufacturing, accounts for 7 percent of the country's GDP, and is expected to reach $51.4 to $282.8 billion by 2026. Globally, the automotive sector is poised for its next cycle of evolution, with trailblazing developments in autonomous cars.