Photo : driverless automatic car that drives on it’s own


   driverless car that automatically drives on it's own
Photo credit techcrunch
A passenger in this driverless automatic car reports “As we settle into the back seat, it’s apparent
something is different. The vehicle has two rear-
mounted displays that mirror a third in the center
console between the driver’s seat and the front
passenger. All three of these screens (iPads, if you’re
curious) show vehicle passengers a simplified
information display representing the car, its basic
surroundings, current speed – and a steering wheel
icon that lets you know, somewhat ironically, when
there’s no need for a human to be using said wheel.
The drive began with the human safety driver taking us
out onto Las Vegas’ Paradise Road, but once we’d
merged into traffic he turned on the autonomous
system and took his hands off the wheel. The course
was a short, roughly 1 mile loop, and we could track
our progress on the display. Unlike in a lot of demo
autonomous cars, this display, with its polished
graphical representation of the car and its progress,
seemed almost production-ready for a real consumer.”
And the autonomous system also performed in a way
that almost felt ready for regular drivers and real roads
– almost. The system remained engaged throughout
the first half of the drive, handling turns and stops
with relative ease. But the car began rolling backwards
ever so slowly while we were stopped on an incline in
traffic, leading to the only slightly tense moment of the
drive, as we did get close to the car behind. The safety
driver had to take over manual control to get us past
the light, but once he resumed the autonomous driving
mode, it proceeded uneventfully for the remainder of
the trip.
Hyundai’s approach to autonomy focuses on
leveraging things like detailed maps, to supplement a
lighter sensor load out and reduce costs both for
producer and consumer . It likely is playing with a very
detailed and well-trod picture of the route it’s running
for demos at CES this year, the one we experienced,
but it was still impressive barring the one time the
driver needed to take over.
  automatic driverless car
An autonomous car (driverless car , self-driving car,
robotic car is a vehicle that is capable of
sensing its environment and navigating without human
input.
Autonomous cars can detect surroundings using a
variety of techniques such as radar, lidar, GPS,
odometry , and computer vision . Advanced control
systems interpret sensory information to identify
appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and
relevant signage .Autonomous cars have control
systems that are capable of analyzing sensory data to
distinguish between different cars on the road, which is
very useful in planning a path to the desired
destination.
Some demonstrative systems, precursory to
autonomous cars, date back to the 1920s and 30s.
The first self-sufficient (and therefore, truly
autonomous) cars appeared in the 1980s, with
Carnegie Mellon University ‘s Navlab and ALV projects
in 1984 and Mercedes-Benz and Bundeswehr
University Munich ‘s Eureka Prometheus Project in
1987. Since then, numerous major companies and
research organizations have developed working
prototype autonomous vehicles.
Among the potential benefits of automated cars is a
significant reduction of traffic accidents , and the
resulting deaths and injuries, and related costs,
including lower insurance costs; major increases in
roadway capacity, with the potential to more than
quadruple capacity, resulting in significantly less traffic
congestion; enhance mobility for the elderly , people
with disabilities , and low-income citizens; relieve
travelers from driving and navigation chores, freeing
commuting hours with more time for leisure or work;
less fuel consumption, producing less air pollution and
a lower carbon footprint from road travel; significantly
reduced parking space needs in cities, freeing space
for other public and private uses; and facilitating or
improving existing and new business models of
mobility as a service, including carsharing, e-hailing ,
ride hailing services , real-time ridesharing , and other
services of the sharing economy , all contributing to
reduce car ownership.
Among the main obstacles and disadvantages due to
a widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles, in
addition to the technological challenges, are disputes
concerning liability; the time period needed to turn an
existing stock of vehicles from non-autonomous to
autonomous; resistance by individuals to forfeit control
of their cars; customer concern about the safety of
driverless cars; implementation of legal framework and
establishment of government regulations for self-
driving cars; risk of loss of privacy and security
concerns, such as hackers or terrorism; concerns about
the resulting loss of driving-related jobs in the road
transport industry; and risk of increased
suburbanization as driving becomes faster and less
onerous without proper public policies in place to
avoid more urban sprawl. Wikipedia

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