Self driving cars
We have all heard the news that self driving cars will be on our roads soon. However there are no fully self driving cars that have made it to our roads yet. The only self driving cars you see are for research.
As many researchers have admitted that general driving is actually very complicated. It involves a lot of sensors and data processing. With the advent of more powerful neural networks and the advancement of the field of artificial intelligence, it seems like the self driving car idea is now closer to reality. However this could not be further from the truth. General purpose driving is very hard and we are a lot further from developing a full self driving car than we actually thought.
Self driving car companies
There are several car companies developing self driving vehicles. Some are simply specializing in software and others are specializing in the hard ware needed. Some companies which a much larger budget are focusing on both software and hardware. Let’stake a look at the most prominent self driving car companies.
Waymo is a subsidiary of Alphabet and is currently developing self driving cars. They have logged in more miles than any other self driving car company. It is considered a leader in the self driving car sector.
Uber is a taxi company and is currently developing its own self driving capabilities. This is due to its high bill for drivers. They hope to cut that by introducing self driving cars.
Comma.ai was founded by security hacker and tech geek George Hortz. It has been developing self driving packages for more than 5 years. The company is building kits that can be installed to turn any car into a self driving car.
Some companies are building self driving solutions that are meant to make driving easier.