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.

In addition, companies that are relative outsiders to the auto industry, such as ride-sharing provider Uber and Google’s Waymo spinoff, have gotten into the act.

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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Autonomous Cars Set to Accelerate Into the Near Future

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