Autonomous Cars: The Future is Here
Ever since the introduction of commercial cars, the automotive industry has continuously innovated safer, “greener” and more affordable vehicles - but technological advancements have been incremental. In recent years, however, the industry has undergone substantial change with the rise of autonomous technology. Major automakers have been investing heavily in R&D and predict that within 5 – 10 years, full-scale autonomous vehicles (AVS) will be roaming the streets in the form of personal and public transportation. It is important to note, though, that governmental support is required in making this feat possible. One of the most supportive countries has been none other than Dubai, launching the Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy for Dubai’s future autonomous transportation. The project’s goal is to transform 25% of Dubai’s transportation to autonomous vehicles by 2030, increase productivity by reducing travel time and decrease road accidents significantly. It is this type of support that motivates automakers to invest in AV technology.