Who are the Biggest Names in the Driverless Car Trend?
August 19, 2015, 05:22:00 PM EDT By Madeleine Johnson, Zacks.com
What we traditionally think of cars-how they work and what powers them-is undergoing a dramatic change, both in aesthetic as well as functionality. Cars, once largely mechanical machines controlled by humans, are increasingly utilizing complex technology that is taking over many of the driver-related functions. Cars are now becoming driverless.
By definition, an autonomous vehicle is a car that is able to take on the primary transportation capabilities of a driver-controlled car. It is able to sense its surrounding environment, and navigate that space without the involvement of humans; technology like radar, lidar, GPS, and computer vision help the cars accomplish this feat. In an ideal situation, driverless cars should be able to track their position even when environmental conditions change or they enter new territories.