Artificial intelligence will soon enable vehicles to control more driving scenarios, monitor driver attention and alert drivers to danger with reliability. These are some pretty major updates for an industry that hasn’t changed much in the last few decades.
“A front-facing camera can discern where the driver is looking or, more importantly, where the driver is not looking,” said Tim Wong, one of the session’s speakers and a technical marketing manager for autonomous vehicles at Nvidia.
Even when the human is driving the vehicle, autonomous vehicle sensors and systems will still serve as a warning system, preventing them entering an intersection if they detect a car about to run a red light. The system will also learn to predict driver preferences, adjusting the seat and mirrors for different drivers, or the radio and windows for different temperatures or times of day.