Vision impos­si­ble? Auto­no­mous driving

19. September 2018

The fully auto­ma­ted robot car, a moving compu­ter, will conquer our roads. The manu­fac­tu­r­ers promise rela­xed driving, espe­ci­ally grea­ter road safety. Nevert­hel­ess, surveys and studies show very diffe­rent atti­tu­des to auto­no­mous driving, e.g. between Europe and Asia.

Accep­tance in Germany and France, two major Euro­pean auto­mo­tive indus­try nati­ons, is still well below 50%. So the confi­dence is not yet too high. In India and China, on the other hand, the figu­res are 80 % and more. While the traf­fic in mega­ci­ties there is like daily madness and the self-propel­­led mobile promi­ses relief, one does not want to hand over the wheel to so quickly in Europe. The latest soft­ware scan­dals are likely to contri­bute to a car full of soft­ware being rather suspicious.

Relia­bi­lity and data secu­rity are ther­e­fore basic prere­qui­si­tes for buil­ding trust. Our current use case “Comfort and safety in next-gene­ra­­tion data-control­­led vehic­les” shows how this can work.