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When we first got introduced to radio, we wondered if one day we would be able to also see those people speaking on the radio too. When we first saw computers as big as a room, we wondered if one day they would be doing other things and might be smaller, faster and smarter.
As for cars, we thought about flying cars and self driving cars, when we saw the first automobiles on the streets. Flying cars might still be a long way off, because there are still some breakthroughs needed in science, but for robotic cars the picture is different as all scientific advances for its technology is here.
They are coming our way for sure, and with full speed! Already, limited autonomous operation is being introduced in the next few years by major manufacturers. It is just a matter of refining the technology we have and putting it into commercial use.
In fact, just recently Intel CTO stated that the driverless cars might be available within 10 years. Although this technology rarely achieved the goal of arriving at a target destination, for years, this was the only form of autonomous driving humankind could get. We see different projects starting after that point.
From throughDARPA Grand Challenge competitions for driverless cars took place, with prizes of 1 and later 2 million dollars, which hosted many different competing teams by major manufacturers or universities and served as a platform for improving the technology even further, with each subsequent year, the winner of the race was performing harder tasks to achieve.
Currently, as of beginning ofwe have autonomous cars, although still in experimental and development stage, that have driven autonomously for hundreds of thousands of miles in total, and the technology is starting to show up in consumer market with systems such as improved cruise control, automated parking, low speed autonomous driving, which are all transitional steps towards a full autonomy in driving.
The systems that were already in use: One of the first technologies towards the autonomous direction was the cruise control. As we all know, cruise control systems work in order to keep a car in constant speed, without the driver having to apply gas.
Basically this is a system that automatically prevents the locking of brakes, when the driver applies the brakes in full. The system performs a better job than the driver as far as pumping the brakes in order to prevent the car to spin and fall out of control. The systems that are just starting to be used now or in the near future: Stability and Traction Control: These are the systems that use different sensors in order to determine when a car might skid or roll over and work in order to prevent it, and is much more complicated in comparison to the first two we mentioned above.
The system uses digital encoders similar to the ones used in anti lock braking systems, in order to precisely measure wheel rotation. These are the systems that sense an imminent crash and prepare the car just before it, in order to save lives and reduce injuries.
The system prepares airbags, reduces engine power and tighten the seat belts, in a very short time, even before the driver has the time to apply the brakes in full.
Another step to full autonomy, is the traffic jam assist system, which relieves drivers from the tiring work of stop and go traffic.
In addition to the regular cruise control, using radar sensor placed in front of the car, the system can sense the car in front and will adjust the speed accordingly, in order to maintain a safe distance between two cars.
One system that are just being introduced on some luxury models is the self parking ability. Of course the car needs to be brought near the parking spot first by the driver and be told where the system is expected to park — but it is still a definite forward step in our journey towards full autonomous cars.
By fully autonomous cars, we mean that the vehicle is able to completely manage itself from point A to point B, without any human intervention whatsoever.
This technology is already here but not in the commercial stage yet. It is still in experimental stage and being tested as described above under the history of autonomous cars section. So how do autonomous cars work? Autonomous cars need to do basically two things to find their way and drive: Of course the map we are talking about here, and the relative position of the car versus that map is dynamic and being continuously updated.
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