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Sensors and Autonomous Driving

Before a car can drive itself, it needs sensors that can accurately determine the vehicle’s surroundings and location. But that isn’t enough.
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Before a car can drive itself, it needs sensors that can accurately determine the vehicle’s surroundings and location. But that isn’t enough, notes Dave McShane, vice president of business development at Ricardo. A self-driving vehicle in motion also needs software to constantly decide what it should do next.

There’s still work to be done in both areas, although progress is coming very quickly, McShane says. Much of the the effort focuses on making sensors more accurate, integrating their capabilities and developing more sophisticated control software.

McShane predicts cars with “level 4” autonomy that can drive themselves in almost any circumstance will arrive in about 2030.

Click HERE to learn more about Ricardo’s work in connected autonomous driving.

 

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