Connectivity and Self-Driving Cars
Developers are working to enable cars to drive themselves and to connect with new services for their occupants. The two features are independent. But the real value in tomorrow’s cars will be integrating both capabilities, says Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning for Hyundai Motor America.
With a fully autonomous car, for example, you could command your vehicle to drive itself to the dealership for overnight maintenance and return the next morning before you head to your job, O’Brien says. Add connectivity, and the need for repairs could be determined remotely and a service appointment booked automatically with no effort on your part.
Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand plans to launch its own car-sharing service next year and is developing an integrated software control program to help coordinate vehicle sensors and autonomous driving technologies.
The latest wave of manufacturing execution systems takes advantage of the Internet of Things, leading to simpler and faster implementations and truly real-time data analysis, decision-making, and problem resolution.
GM engineers create a better electrical architecture that can handle the ever-increasing needs of vehicle systems