Driverless cars are a technological pinnacle pursued by software, technology companies and carmakers that could replace humans engaged in a time-consuming, intuitive task with advanced thinking, sensing, reacting machines.
Real success will depend on sophisticated advancements in several connected industries; regulation and cost are also essential factors.
Commercial vehicles have the potential to be disrupted sooner than passenger cars, given their fixed route on roadways.
Connected cars are the first step towards the dream of a fully autonomous vehicle; which is one of the main reasons most cloud providers are partnering with leading car manufacturers. The ability to collect, process and deliver insights on significant, diverse sensory inputs to perform critical electronic and mechanical actions reliably, is at the core of this technology. 5G network connections will have a considerable influence on the sector.
There is no doubt autonomous vehicles have significant potential well beyond Auto markets.