What are self-Driving cars? This may sound like a very difficult concept to understand, but in fact, it’s a relatively simple concept to explain. Basically, a self-Driving car is any automobile that is driven without the aid of a human driver. Some examples of self-Driving cars include those that drive themselves to grocery stores, or those that drive themselves to the doctor, or even those that drive themselves on long distances across the United States.
Self-Driving cars are often referred to as an autonomous car. An autonomous car is defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “an automobile that is equipped with sensors and an artificial intelligence system that can control the vehicle on its own.” A more commonly used term that describes self-Driving cars is full autonomous car or fully self-driving car, robot car or autonomous car, robotic car or autonomous car. The term robo-car is often considered a synonym for full autonomy. However, this does not reflect the level of autonomy provided by these cars since they do not need the assistance of human drivers and are instead driven by a computer using sensors and an artificial intelligence system.
Some individuals believe that self-driving cars will not only be a boon for motorists, but it will also make driving safer for everyone. The reality, however, is that the government wants to see self-Driving cars become a mainstream solution to driving safety. The U.S. government has recently invested millions of dollars in auto research, and in addition to this, the government is encouraging car manufacturers to develop self-driving cars. The U.S. government believes that by the year 2020, full autonomy should be achieved, as well as other advancements such as adaptive cruise control, lane-assignment, parallel parking, and the ability to turn off when traffic is heavy. In the meantime, self-driving cars are already available from many car companies that feature features such as automatic emergency assistance, adaptive cruise control, and lane-separation assistance. It remains to be seen if these companies will be able to reach the goal of fully autonomous cars, but one thing is certain: these self-Driving cars will undoubtedly help improve traffic safety.