Driverless cars have been touted as the next big thing in the automobile space for a while now. Big money is being pumped into their development and experts have estimated that there will be 10 million self-driving cars on the road by 2020, with one in four cars being self-driving by 2030. Not in India. 'We will not allow driverless cars in India,' said Nitin Gadkari, India's Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways, and Shipping in a recent media interaction. 'We are not going to promote any technology or policy that will render people jobless."
While tech superpowers Uber, Google, Tesla, and Lyft dominate the news cycles, traditional car manufacturers are running expensive Silicon Valley research centers, expanding self-driving fleets, forging partnerships, and plowing billions into acquisitions. Name a major player in either the tech or transportation ecosystem, and they're probably investing in autonomous, self-driving, technology.
A blind man has successfully traveled around Austin - unaccompanied - in a car without a steering wheel or floor pedals, Google announced Tuesday.
Autonomous cars will change the way we think about traffic. Today traffic is primarily regarded as the result of the independent actions of thousands of drivers. A view from above on any city would show large numbers of vehicles pursuing their own trajectories through the maze of roads. The cities' traffic management systems try their best to observe, identify and somewhat channel the grand flows.
Driverless cars are quickly turning into a reality, as, increasingly, auto manufacturers are investing enormous amounts of funds and time into the R&D of autonomous vehicles. The nation that is at the forefront of autonomous vehicles is the UK. In this fiscal budget Chancellor George Osborne publicized a planned 100 million pound investment into autonomous cars. The driverless cars are undergoing testing process at various locations, and it is only a matter of time to see it turn into a common thing on roads. Let us take a look at both aspects of the topic: