Driverless.global - Autonomous Vehicle Technology Directory
Driverless Cars and other Autonomous Vehicles are, to me at least, not just possibly, but quite certainly the biggest development since the invention of the very first car itself. We can believe in the future of Self driving vehicles or not - But we certainly cannot ignore them.
However, the Driverless vehicle industry may be moving on, but it is most definitely a work in progress and the end goal, of level 5 Autonomous driving, is not yet in sight. Predictions from various well known pundits from the Automotive industry, did think otherwise about earlier timescales, but that has turned out to be "slightly" inaccurate. This was either due to wishful thinking, but more likely an underestimation, of the sheer work involved to get a car to "safely" drive by itself, whilst interacting with other cars, vehicles, human beings and infrastructure.
Sadly, the safety factor has indeed made an impact and there have been some tragic incidents recently, which have rightly caused many of the key autonomous vehicle organisations to pause for a period of reflection and to rethink their future strategy. The accidents, sadly included an Uber vehicle killing a pedestrian in Arizona and the death of a Californian Tesla Model X driver, whilst in Autopilot mode, both in March this year.
Following these tragedies and other incidents and injuries, the inevitable questions concerning the safety of self-driving vehicles, have again, quite naturally been raised to a high level. One thing that has emerged from a recent report, are the concerns about a perceived rush to release driverless technology to the market too soon. Could it be the case that commercial pressures on Autonomous vehicle technology development, may have been influencing a hasty and insecure route to market?
It looks like we can now expect to see a slowdown of public road testing by various players, including Toyota, Nutonomy and others. Also it is believed that Uber will cease their Autonomous vehicle testing on Arizona's roads. However, it is notable that Waymo have not indicated any such slowing down - rather it seems they are proceeding full steam ahead, with a total faith in the safety of their own technology.
Frankly speaking, given the paramount need for safety above all other considerations, I am certainly in no rush to see the transition to full level 5 autonomy on our roads. I do firmly believe however that Driverless cars can be beneficial and despite the inevitable accidents, these will be far less with autonomy, than we currently witness due to human error. But to me, it is apparent that we need a far greater understanding of the current and emerging technologies. Something that only time can bring to this process.
Maybe full scale Self driving vehicle technology is only a case of "not if, but when", but let us not rush the "when".
Driverless Business Directory
As a small part of the emerging Autonomous vehicle development, driverless.global offer a free one stop directory resource, for all Driverless / Autonomous vehicle related businesses, to introduce their products and services.
Please add your new Business listing here
We have a wide range of categories to suit your particular product or service:
Driverless Car manufacturers, Autonomous Taxis, Buses and Lorries
Design houses and consultancy services for Autonomous vehicle and module manufacturers
Manufactures of ADAS, Lidar, Radar, Sensors, Cameras, Wireless systems, V2X or other Electrical or Electronic modules or components.
Interiors and Specialist seating for Autonomous vehicles
Industry professionals and leaders working on key strategy for Self Driving vehicles
Specialist bloggers in the Automotive / Autonomous vehicle sector
We also have a category for Driverless Ride Hailing /Taxi service, like Uber and Lyft etc.
Our listings will also include non vehicle applications, road signage, communications and infrastructure
Plus, Autonomous vehicle related technology listings & Events, including, AI/Deep learning, Blockchain & Big Data.
Whichever of the above sector you may work within, we hope to have a space for you and an appropriate category. We also realise there is often a case for a product to fit more than one category, so we have also taken care of that possibility.
We even have listing categories for Driverless Car dealers, Vehicle Service centers, specialist Driverless car Insurance and also Legal services.
If you are involved in any Driverless Car / Autonomous vehicle business, or with a related product or service, please add your listing on driverless.global
Driverless / Autonomous Vehicle and related Industry events
Remember to also add your Autonomous / Connected car industry events here
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Autonomous / Driverless & related products & services Job Lisitings
Coming soon, we will be introducing a facility for global recruiters to upload Jobs vacancies, to our highly focused directory resource. Our single minded theme, attracts an audience of highly skilled people from across the Autonomous vehicle and related industries, that you need to work within your organisation.
We look forward to seeing you on the directory