Browse Publications Technical Papers 2017-36-0436
2017-11-07

The Autonomous Vehicle Challenges for Emergent Market 2017-36-0436

Technological advances in both hardware (Nano-electronics) and software (artificial intelligence) are increasingly influencing our lives on equipment and devices that surrounds us and more recently our means of locomotion. The autonomous vehicles, which previously appeared only in movie scenes, can already be found in our environment, such as ships, cars, trucks, tractors and aero engines. Considering the autonomous vehicles, its launching is much closer than we could imagine, since many companies signalize having the conditions to launch them in a large scale within 2018 year. The insertion of this type of technology opens a range of advances related to vehicles and the environment in which it is inserted.
The communication between the vehicles, roads and people can be highlighted. These advances reveal a series of benefits to the customer such as free time during the route, higher safety, etc. Moreover there are some other discussion about a new legislation, roads and traffic signs conditions and the economic impact regarding the driver’s workforce.

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