With the world becoming more interconnected than ever, it is not surprising that technology continues to add something new to every industry. Moreover, the transportation sector is no stranger to this phenomenon. These days, self-driving cars are quickly becoming the hottest topic in the globe.
The idea of self-driving cars has been around for quite some time. However, it is only recently that satellite, networking, and laser equipment technology advancements have helped materialize this concept. Tesla is quite popular in this market, but there are many other companies which have made major investments in this industry. However, only a few have made it as far as testing, namely BMW, Google, Audi, and Hyundai.
As of this writing, there have been several advances in the technology of autonomous cars. For instance, certain Google models have a complex overhead laser guidance system that works with satellite data in real time, expertly guiding the car under any condition.
Perhaps, a few years from now, we can sit back and relax while our car does all the work on the road. It is undeniable that the advances in the technology of driver-less cars are quite incredible and may play a significant role in the lives of the consumers. However, the safety requirements can be quite complicated. They may also present big challenges to the vehicles being made available to the public.
Government Protection on Safely Using Driverless Cars
In the United Kingdom, the Law Commission has developed a legislation that will promote the safe use of driver-less cars. As early as 2021, this law will be ready and it is expected to support the advances in the technology of autonomous cars. Of course, existing legal frameworks around the world do not readily support automated vehicles. So, it is important that local governments identify the significant loopholes and problems in the law. On the other hand, there should be a balance between promoting the public’s trust on self-driving cars and the safe use of these vehicles.
Toyota Launches Autonomous Car Company
When it comes to practical and cost-effective vehicles, we turn to Toyota, the Japanese maker of top consumer cars. So, you would be delighted to know that this brand is also placing its foot on the self-driving car territory.
In recent news from the Wall Street Journal, it was reported that Toyota has invested $2.8 billion in a new Tokyo-based company that will specialize in developing driver-less car software. The Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (or TRI-AD) will start off with 300 employees. However, as the company works into their projects, they hope to expand that headcount to 1,000. Toyota ambitiously set 2020 as their deadline for testing their electric, driver-less vehicles. This is also part of their larger goal of commercially expanding the capabilities and availability of autonomous cars.
We may have to wait for a while before we can commonly see driver-less vehicles on most roads around the world. However, with the technology’s huge potential for making our roads safer, we may see a faster growth in the industry. This is highly possible since companies like Toyota are starting to invest in improving the technology of driver-less cars. Who knows, in the future, Carused.jp might even start to feature used self-driving cars!
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