15 May 2018
Quo Vadis Driver-Assistance Systems?
In industry of things.de, Igor Ilunin, Head of the IoT Practice at DataArt, views advanced driver-assistance systems as a stepping stone towards fully autonomous vehicles.
“In addition to complex software, several pieces of hardware are expected to be present for self-driving vehicles to operate, including video cameras, IR cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors, and LIDAR. Although none of these sensors can safely guide a car on their own, collectively they provide a 360-degree view around the vehicle to detect nearby objects, identify them, and avoid collisions, while sending that data to the steering, throttle and braking controls.
Self-driving vehicles may be commercially-available as soon as two years from now, depending on who you ask. But regardless of exactly when the technology is ready to be widely deployed, virtually everyone agrees that fully autonomous vehicles are coming to our roads in the not-too-distant future, to reduce accidents and traffic while increasing the convenience of traveling in a car.”
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