The anticipation for autonomous driving reached a fever pitch long ago. For more than a decade, automakers and startups have been racking their brains trying to navigate the complex issues, and there are still several hurdles to overcome before vehicles can navigate autonomously across our extensive road networks. But progress is happening, and the automotive world will take another important step forward this year.
Automotive manufacturers worldwide are increasingly relying on advanced driver-assistance systems, which provide drivers with more comfort, efficient driving and increased safety. Compliance with prescribed speeds on the roads is crucial to avoiding accidents.
The mandatory introduction of intelligent speed-assistance systems in the European Union aims to reduce speeding-related road fatalities, and the technology that will support that marks another step toward our vision of mainstream autonomous driving. According to the European Transport Safety Council, mass adoption and use of intelligent speed-assistance systems is expected to reduce collisions by up to 30 percent and deaths by 20 percent in Europe alone.