The automotive industry has been among the very first to embrace emerging technologies. Practically every month, automakers invent new ways to make vehicles and their own mass production more efficient. Throughout the past decade, we have witnessed the next great wave in automotive development with a focus on building autonomous cars by engineers worldwide.
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the major car makers and suppliers showed off concept cars without a steering wheel or a gas paddle or even brakes. Such autonomous cars are intended to run independently based on proprietary and cloud-based software and AI, lidar and visual sensors, and GPS systems.