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INTRODUCTION

For more than 120 years automotive industry has been a sector of modernization and economic expansion. Now, in 21st century the step of innovation has been moved to cretin level of technological advancement. And it is on the verge of technological revolution: “self-driving” vehicles

This technology can provide solutions to some of ours uncompromising issues, which can be the immense cost of accidents, infrastructure, transportation. Lots of time wasted in traffic jams lots of civil place used to make parking lots. But in near future the robot cars will be the reality then these problems will be history.

A driverless car or a robot car is also called as an autonomous car which means a car able to sense its surrounding and which is adequate to navigate without any human guidance. An autonomous car functions with the help of radar, lidar, G.P.S and computer vision. These technologies help it to convert the acquired information into 3d maps which assists it to drive safely without any human input. Some autonomous vehicles have the capability of updating their maps on unthreaded roads with the support of sensory input and able to see blockages stop lights and pedestrians.

Nature of technology

Autonomous cars are usually prototypes that are self-driving vehicles. Autonomous cars have been designed and improved since the 1980's but it wasn't until March 1, 2012 that the first law regarding such vehicles was in effect; the state of Nevada was the first of 3 states, the other two being Florida and California, to license such cars. Robotic cars are not yet common in the market, but are expected to become so in the near future, as many companies such as Mercedes, Google and Bosch have invested a great deal of time and money into the construction and enhancement of such prototypes.

It serves and has many benefits and safety features that includes:

• The most common one, fewer collision/accident since it is a robotic car and consider being more reliable and much more powerful in response to the situation than humans.

• It provides relief from danger and prevent navigation hassle

• Reduced congestion and provide greater roadway capacity and able to manage better traffic flow

• Since safety is a less concerned the speed limit could be higher than usual

• It will serve as a pet

• No age limit would be a concern since it would not matter if person has a disability or under age and etc. as it would have equality

• No parking hassle, no pick and drop hassle

• It would come really handy

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