Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Smart Cars Accelerating Slowly | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

Final paragraphs from an autonomous-auto reality check

"The real problem is, because we’re seeing tech industry companies start to get involved with the auto industry, we’re applying tech industry development speed expectations to autonomous cars. New iterations of smartphones take 6-12 months, so a few years should be plenty to tackle something like autonomous cars, right? Well, no.
The reality is we probably won’t be seeing usable Level Three-types of features in cars we can buy off the lot until the beginning or even middle of the next decade, and fully automated Level Four could take until 2030 or later. By the way, this should also put a new perspective on when (ignoring the even more important “if” question) Apple might enter the car market.
I’m certainly excited about the possibilities of what autonomous car features can bring, but I think we need to keep our expectations in check."
Smart Cars Accelerating Slowly | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
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