self-driving car

a.k.a. automated car, autonomous car, autonomous technology, driverless car, self driving car

An automobile that is capable of driving itself by sensing its environment and moving with little or no human input. Also known as autonomous cars, these driverless vehicles combine a variety of sensors to perceive their surroundings, such as radar, computer vision, sonar, GPS, odometry and inertial measurement units.

Historical perspective: In April 2018, the first pedestrian fatality by a self-driving car happened when one of Uber’s autonomous vehicles plowed straight into a pedestrian in Tempe, AZ killing her. The self-driving Volvo never seemed to detect the 49-year-old woman and did not appear to brake or veer. Autonomous technology is supposed to see objects in the dark, and conditions for the car’s cameras and sensors were optimal.

A unanimous vote in a Senate committee approved legislation in 2017 that authorizes self-driving car makers to sell as many as 80,000 vehicles a year within three years that would be exempt from current safety standards as manufacturers develop technology for autonomous vehicles. At this point, U.S. states each have their own laws for autonomous vehicle testing. There is not yet a location in the U.S. that allows full deployment of self-driving vehicles owned by individuals on all roads.
See also : robot  bot  selfware  smart road  
NetLingo Classification: Net Hardware

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