Information about self-driving cars
Self-driving cars or autonomous vehicles are cars in which human drivers are never required to take control to safety operate the vehicle. It is also known as autonomous cars or driverless cars.
It seems impossible in the past five year but the technology never ceases to progress and expand. Numerous car maker’s companies has already started work on it such as Waymo, Google, Nissan,…These company combine sensors and software to control, navigate and drive well the vehicle.
Currently, there are no legally operating, fully autonomous vehicle cars vehicles in the United States. There are partially autonomous vehicle with varying amounts of self-automation, from conventional cars with brake and lane assistance to highly independent, self-driving prototypes.
Now, self-driving technology is becoming increasingly common and could radically transform our transportation system.
Self-driving evolution process changes with the new technology
Different cars are capable of different levels of self-driving, and are often described by researchers on a scale of 0 to 5
- Level 0 : All major systems of the car are controlled by humans
- Level 1 : the car may control certain systems, such as cruise control or automatic breaking one at a time
- Level 2 : The car offers at least two simultaneous automated functions, like acceleration and steering but requires humans for safe operation.
- Level 3 : The car can manage all safety-critical function under certain conditions, but the driver is expected to take over when alerted.
- Level 4 : The car is fully autonomous in general in some driving scenarios though not all
- Level 5 : The car is completely capable of self-driving in every situation