In recent years, marketers and product developers have done their fair share of using terms like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things as if they interchangeably stood for the future of our world. Equally branded revolutionary has been the emergence of autonomous driving. One should absolutely not downplay the huge investments technology and automotive companies are making into research and development to ensure their future autonomous driving supremacy. Some of it is already here – consumers can already obtain vehicular hardware and software through platforms such including Tesla’s Autopilot, Mercedes-Benz’ Drive Pilot or Nissan’s ProPilot. Although these systems offer autonomy to a certain extent, they are still designed to support the driver rather than replace them. Full autonomy, as seen in Spielberg’s Minority Report, still lies quite a few years ahead of us. But when and how will it emerge?
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