In the past couple of years, technology has moved and improved drastically in a variety of ways. The implementation of new features related to machine learning, virtual reality and everything in between has been quite impactful in the automotive sector, with companies like TESLA and Audi dominating the market of technological development. In the past couple of years, what’s known as “the driverless experience” has quickly moved towards the mainstream consumer’s market, with Audi leading the development of such technology in Europe, announcing it to become the industry standard by 2025. Let’s analyse the matter in more detail.
Which Technologies Are Part Of The “Driverless Experience”?
By “driverless experience” we intend the usage of a variety of machine learning and VR features (mainly SLAM related) that are focused on creating vehicles which drive themselves without any form of human input. Although it may sound like science fiction, the driverless experience has become quite valued by many machine learning startups, who decided to move from a strictly mathematical-related field to a more software development one, deciding to build tools usable in complex vehicles like the ones Audi is building.
The Market Value
What is now defined as the driverless change has been stated by Audi to be blueprinted for the consumer’s market from 2025. This, if true, will change the automotive industry also from a day to day perspective: imagine booking a taxi and seeing a vehicle without a steering wheel, completely automatic arriving to pick you up. Or, from a buying perspective, imagine signing up for a commercial van leasing or business van leasing plan for a van that drives itself to work! Once again, this may sound like science fiction but it’s definitely extremely close to reality, given the number of resources and money big companies are investing in the matter.
The driverless experience is being heavily pushed by Audi and TESLA, but also from other car manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Volvo and many other automotive companies that are investing in futuristic technological applications for their vehicles. When applicable to the mainstream consumer’s market, this will definitely reshape the idea of “driving” we currently have. Is this exciting or frightening? Yours to decide.