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      08-17-2019, 07:57 PM   #1
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2019 CAR Management Briefing Seminar talk level 5 Autonomus Driving

Interested article about level 5 autonomous driving. Some Automakers won't like this but I am sure most of us love it.

This Is Not What Some Automakers Want To Hear

Could this be a problem in the very near future?

The dream the public is being sold is that in just a few years we will all be sitting in cars, such as the upcoming Tesla Model Y, with no steering wheels that drive us to and from our destinations with no driver input other than a destination. There will be no more crashes, no more pedestrian fatalities, no more traffic jams, no more hunting for parking spaces, and we'll use all that to get more things done in a day. Life will be easy as we drink our coffee and watch Netflix on the way to work, and nobody need ever get a traffic ticket again.
The reality is that a lot of new and old companies have put their eggs in that basket and, according to a report from Automotive News, the portfolio director of safety domain control units for the German parts supplier ZF, Farid Khairallah, is publicly saying that the reality of that dream may be out of reach. ZF is a company famous for supplying transmissions to many automakers but has also put a lot of money into self-driving cars.

The problem gets exponentially more complicated the closer the systems get to 100% autonomy, and complicated means expensive. For an autonomous vehicle to be 100% safe 100% of the time, the computer power required to assess information and process bank of cameras, radars, and lidars at the speed necessary is immense. Then Khairallah points out that those systems need cooling systems as well, and support systems crank the cost even more.
"The whole industry is rethinking their strategies and what they want to do with this," Khairallah said.
We may not find ourselves riding around in autonomous vehicles in our lifetimes, but that doesn't mean it won't be a reality one day. It's not all bad news though. So far we've seen some huge benefits from Level 2 development such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist become standard features for many car models.
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