The self-driving cars, which infer as autonomous or driver less vehicles, will have a crucial part in transportation.
The term self-driving cars refer that human drivers are never required to take control of the vehicle. No human interaction is required for driving the car. The automobile is embedded with the specialized sensors and software to control and navigate the car with itself.
This emerging trend is becoming increasingly common and could radically transportation system.
This automated technology is classified into several layers, as per the researchers. Here is a list of classification involved in it.
Levels of autonomous driving:
The different levels of self-driving technology as per the researchers. This is classified on a scale of 0-5.
Level 0: Humans control all significant systems of the automobile.
Level 1: Certain systems, such as cruise control or automatic braking, may be controlled by the car, one at a time
Level 2: The car offers at least two simultaneous automated functions, like acceleration and steering, but requires humans for safe operation
Level 3: The car can manage all safety-critical functions under certain conditions, but the driver is expected to take over when alerted
Level 4: The car is fully-autonomous in some driving scenarios, though not all
Level 5: The car is completely capable of self-driving in every situation.
Google, Uber, Tesla, Nissan are the pioneers of this technology. Self-driving works upon the wide array of sensors, like radar integrated with the camera sensors.
Uber’s self-driving prototypes use sixty-four laser beams, along with other sensors, to construct their internal map and design the neat sketch for the destination.
The digitization has a positive impact with this self driving technology. Digitization plays a key role in automotive manufacturing. This provides the suppliers with all the necessary tools and helps them remain flexible and adaptive to this modern technologies.
These digitization sets up a healthy competition among different automobile companies, thus creating a strong layout for this emerging trends.
The quick growth of data analytics and an increase in the use of the IoT(Internet of Things) enabled digital connectivity is bridging a connection between a company’s management and operations with consumers.
The industrial manufacturing is moving towards a world of smart connectivity surmounted by these disruptive technologies.