Self-driving Cars are becoming a reality despite the many issues still to be overcome – and they could change our world in some different ways.
Imagine getting in your car, entering a location into the car’s user interface, and driving to your destination while you read, surf the web, or take a nap. Self-driving cars (the world of science fiction since the first roads were paved) are here to fundamentally change how we get from point A to point B.
In 2009, Google launched the Self-driving Cars as the others Car manufacturers were looking to manufacture the hybrid vehicles Project ,with the goal of driving 10 uninterrupted routes of 100 miles (100 miles) autonomously.
In 2016, self-driving technology company Waymo became a subsidiary of Alphabet, and Google’s self-driving project became Waymo.
Many aspire to be the first company to develop Self-driving Cars that can be driven in all driving conditions. Major automakers and tech giants are looking for ways to stay ahead of hybrid vehicles. They conduct a series of road tests on self-driving cars, and the data gleaned from these tests helps cars navigate a world where the unpredictable is constantly happening.
But until fully self-driving cars hit the road, people will have to take full responsibility for driving their vehicles and understand the limitations of their vehicles’ technology.
Unsurprisingly, self-driving technology was invented by the military. The US military has invested heavily in research and development of unmanned trucks and vans that can be used in war zones.
They paved the way for this technology, but were unable to create a vehicle that could travel at reasonable speeds and overcome real-world obstacles. So they started outsourcing. They were offering a $1 million prize to a team that could build a vehicle capable of driving through Cali’s Mojave Desert. This soon led him to become known as the DARPA Grand Challenge, although no one was able to reach the goal during the 2004 event.
Most of the participating cars either crashed or were only a few meters away from the starting line. However, this has ignited a strong desire to bring this driverless vehicle to life in the tech industry.