The future car and automated driving
In the future car we will have the switch on/of automated driving.
ABS is the first system in
the car that can do the opposite as the driver commands. ABS is one of
the first steps to the future car and automated driving. ABS reduces
the brake power on one wheel against the will of the driver. The result
is a safer car by electronic decision-making. The airbag decide to inflate by electronic decision-making.The power train in the future car takes the place of the choke.
Computers will take over driving tasks where a simple decision has to be made fast.
To day we have the knowledge to get a 3D picture interpreted by a computer.
We can measure
the distance by the reflection of magnetic waves. The Highway can
be monitored by a computer. The basic tools are available for
automated driving on the Highway. The problem is that a computer guided
car does not have the right to make mistakes. The manufacture would be
responsible. So "Look Ma, No Hands" will not be for the near future.
Safety systems like ABS will come first. Gradually comfort systems like adaptive cruise control
that considers external factors like weather, road marks and traffic
around us and gps will enter the car. Automated driving is much more
complex although we would be happy with a system helping us to avoid
driving into the stopping vehicle before us.
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