The Daily Conversation | Future of driverless cars

May 18, 2015

credit | Harry Campbell

The Daily Conversation | The future of driverless cars. Autonomous vehicles have made significant progress in the last decade. This report looks at the history of self driving vehicles, and where the industry is heading.

An autonomous car — also called a driverless car, self driving car, robotic car — is an automated vehicle capable of sensing its environment and driving without human input, or with limited human interaction. Robotic cars are mainly prototypes and demonstrations. Several major companies and research organizations have working prototypes.


Concept sketch of a driverless car. — credit | Mercedes Benz

related reading:
Wikipedia | vehicular automation
Wikipedia | mechatronics

Wikipedia | autonomous car
Wikipedia | history of autonomous cars


related infographics:
Related set of infographics on automated automobiles.

infographic 1:

credit | Josh McKibble


infographic 2:

credit | United Kingdom Department for Transport


infographic 3:

credit | BMW


infographic 4:

credit | James Provost

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related viewing:
Related set of videos from Innovate United Kingdom’s Catapult transport systems research and development center.

video 1:

Innovate United Kingdom’s Catapult — transport systems | Tech talk on two of our most exciting projects, from autonomous pods that can drive themselves to how we’re reducing take off delays at airports.

Lutz Pathfinder driverless pod prototype. — credit | Innovate United Kingdom’s transport systems


video 2:

Innovate United Kingdom’s Catapult — transport systems | An explanation the goal for intelligent mobility.


video 3:

Innovate United Kingdom’s Catapult — transport systems | Imagination, innovation, and intelligent mobility are imovation. Catapult’s transport systems story in a nutshell.


related reading:

Wikipedia | Innovate United Kingdom
Wikipedia | Catapult centers

Innovate United Kingdom — Catapult | main
Innovate United Kingdom — Catapult | transport systems
Innovate United Kingdom — Catapult | YouTube channel: main
Innovate United Kingdom — Catapult | YouTube channel: transport systems


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