The U.S. Department of Transportation classifies 5 levels of autonomous/driverless vehicles:
- LEVEL 0: People pilot the vehicle at all times.
- LEVEL 4: The vehicles onboard computer is in complete control at all times, eliminating human intervention. Learn More
Autonomous or driverless-vehicles will eliminate traffic congestion, prevent millions of injuries and deaths, save billions of gallons of fuel, billions of dollars in transportation, police, fire and medical costs and add billions of hours of free time to pursue more productive activities.
Change is coming at a rapid pace: Google’s driverless vehicle has driven over 1 million miles. As of October 2015, thousands of Tesla Model S owners engaged Autopilot to do most of the driving for them and Rio Tinto’s iron ore mines in Australia are using a fleet of driverless trucks to transport raw materials. All major automobile manufactures and some technology companies project delivery of their driverless car by 2017-2023. Jump
I like to mind map and autonomous vehicles/driverless cars fascinate me. Once you go down the rabbit hole of the implications driverless vehicles will have on every aspect of our lives, its hard not want to dig deeper. Many entrenched industries will fail, transform or be absorbed by the new industry titans. [Digital Disruption] This website helps organize my thoughts, collaborate with others, quantify the affects on the economy, identify current and future market leaders and educate others on the inevitable transition to a Level 4 Autonomous vehicle future.