The year is 2032. You’ve just booked a cab using your smartphone. In just a couple of minutes, a swanky sedan noiselessly pulls up next to you. The door automatically opens. You enter the car and it requests you to wear the seatbelt. You aren’t surprised by the empty driver’s seat – in fact, you are used to driverless cabs. A large screen in front of you displays the ETA, the route that will be taken to your destination, and real-time traffic information. As you look out the window, you notice a car take off from the highway and into the sky.
Given that driverless cars are already a reality, the above scenario does not seem far-fetched at all.
Here’s what we’ll look at today
- Autonomous vehicles are capable of interpreting their surroundings and commute on their own.
- As of today, most autonomous vehicles require a human driver to take control of the vehicle whenever required.
- The global autonomous vehicle market is expected to touch USD 556 billion by 2026.