A reality, driverless vehicles in 2020
According to forecasts of the companies Mercedes, Nissan and Google, because there are already prototypes, from the year 2020 will not be unusual to see vehicles driving without a driver.
The vehicle of the future of Mercedes, was tested in August 2013 and made a path 100 miles in Germany.The test included 50 kilometers of road, 53 in city traffic, 18 roundabouts with lots of traffic lights, junctions, pedestrian crossings and construction sites.
Separately, it was also learned that the ‘Autonomus’ Nissan, a prototype based on cameras, radar and laser systems will be ready according to the Japanese company in 2020. In addition, Google’s fleet with a light-based radar equipment, has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles since 2010.
According Chidlovskii Boris, director of Research at the European Research Center of Xerox, there are some limitations and only the convergence of this technology will allow both work on a large scale. “