Although autonomous technologies haven't reached wide scale adoption yet, many have already been tested and protoyped. With deployment imminent, we analyzed the four largest technical challenges facing autonomous vehicles today. Developing solutions to tackle these specific challenges will be compulsory to accelerate the deployment of level 5 automation.
- Improving Data Collection & Processing for Better Vehicles
- Optimizing AI & Machine Learning for Safer and Better Performance
- Transitioning Autonomous Hardware & Software from Testing to Production
- Growing Public Sector Integration & Regulation
We sat down with Dr. Joe Xing, Director of Artificial Intelligence for AV at Borgward R&D, to learn more about their behavior learning and AI safety platform for self-driving cars.
Check out this exclusive in-depth interview to learn all about:
- The potential of Borgward's AI platform to transform autonomous driving as a whole
- Advice for fellow automakers who may be relying too heavily on sensors and field testing
- The most accurate way for self-driving cars to predict human uncertainty on the road
- Borgward's key objectives/priorities for the next 2-5 years
- What to look forward at the Autonomous Vehicles Summit
- And much more!
The drive towards autonomous vehicles will encounter many challenges and several of them will revolve around data. The scale of the task of creating a car which can drive more reliably than a human cannot be underestimated. In just one day, a test autonomous vehicle produces as much data as the Hubble telescope produces in a whole year. Many companies involved in the development of self-driving cars have turned to deep learning techniques to reach their goals, which means analyzing vast amounts of data from many vehicles. Moreover, this data must be stored and managed effectively in order to train the neural networks which will eventually control autonomous vehicles.
Autonomous vehicles have gone beyond a concept to being accepted as the future of mobility, but the motor industry has plenty to grapple with in order to make that a reality. High profile accidents involving autonomous cars have highlighted that various technical barriers still remain in terms of scalability and deployment. Consumer confidence is essential to the introduction of self-driving vehicles, while regulators at state and federal level will require robust safety protocols.
The automotive industry is changing at a faster pace than ever before, propelled forward by advances in technology which break the traditional developmental cycle mold. Self-driving vehicles, electrification and connected services are driving rapid development and while new technologies offer exciting possibilities, the industry as a whole must counterbalance this potential with safety, security and economic stability.
The rapid adoption of connected vehicle technology and the trend towards autonomous driving has highlighted the issue of cybersecurity in the automotive industry. What does the future of protecting against existing and unknown threats look like?
Welcome to the Autonomous Revolution: How Autonomous Technology is Transforming the Automotive Industry from the Inside Out
The Autonomous Vehicles Summit surveyed 325+ global automotive leaders to identify where car manufacturers are on their journey towards autonomous, how they’re capitalizing on this opportunity for reinvention and the key challenges they’re facing as a result. This report aims to not only present a snapshot of the current state of autonomous, but also enable the development of a new set of industry benchmarks, best practices and innovative solutions.
Autonomous technology is set to transform the motor industry over the next decade, but there are no clear paths laid down for OEMs to follow, and as such we could be on the verge of revolutionary changes. In fact, we almost certainly are with recent developments is AI!
Cellular and terrestrial Wi-Fi networks have played an integral role in the development of connected cars, delivering software updates, critical information, and mapping data. As the industry continues to move towards autonomous vehicles, satellite data will have an equally crucial role in providing highly accurate and precise mapping data for self-driving cars.
The global market for connected vehicles continues to grow at pace and the introduction of 5G networks is predicted to have a significant impact on the development of fully autonomous cars.