Sensors to Play Huge Role in Autonomous Driving

Autos In Transit keeps track of the automotive field – not just our specialty of assisting consumers to transport their cars between states, but vehicle manufacturing, sales, and R&D. Of those topics, like most drivers and car enthusiasts, we find the last to be the most fascinating. The two most compelling and well-covered areas in automotive development these days are electric cars (particularly the Tesla model) and self-driving capabilities (particularly Google’s).

Many people are familiar with the Google Self-Driving Car. However, its autonomous capabilities are considered by many to fall into the category of space-age concept car publicity stunts (in other words, the self-driving car can come across as impractical, much like the popular perception of Google Glass).

Certainly, self-driving technology is in its infancy, but the basic blueprint is established. Using a variety of sensors, robot cars will interact with other vehicles and their environments. Understanding interaction is crucial to booking auto transport as well; reviews of carriers provide outside perspectives.

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Scores of scanners will pick up data on a consistent basis and feed it through the computer networks of the cars. The basic argument is that it will be safer. Like our senses providing neurological information to the brain, sensors provide real-time data to the motherboard of a car computer. Unlike our senses, though, computers are not susceptible to human error.

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There’s another major advantage of this technology that proponents of the self-driving car have established. Computerized sensors are able to read light and radio waves that are outside the spectrum perceivable by people. Plus, they allow “eyes in the back of the head.” Rather than unidirectional eyesight, computer sensors can see everything simultaneously.

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As you can imagine, the computers used in Google Self-Driving Cars are not cheap. They use redundant quad-core central processing units (CPUs), today’s standard for the servers that deliver the Internet. They are lightning fast, able to make over 1 million laser calculations per second.

Suffice it to say that the Google car is revolutionary and hard to ignore, particularly because it is built on technological quality capable of such high “thinking” speeds. For terminal-to-terminal or door-to-door services to ship your car cross-country, choose quality and speed: get a quote from Autos In Transit today.