Autonomous Vehicles – A Sci-fi Future for The Auto Industry?
The 007 of vehicles is here – self-driving cars, autonomous vehicles. They will soon revolutionize the way we commute and add loads on the safety aspects. Evolving domains like vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-surroundings communication would help reduce accidents that happen by human error. On the industrial side, AVs exist in controlled environments in cases such as farming, machine-shops and in mining. To go from such environments to getting onto our highways, factors such as smart city infrastructure, security – both physical and electronic, communication bandwidth, regulations and policies, emergency response systems have to be considered. Apart from reading news about these like science fiction, it is important that we as engineers understand the technologies that make self-driving cars a reality. This session will introduce and discuss the advancements and technologies that make self-driving cars and autonomous heavy vehicles a reality.