90% of cars will be connected by 2020

Hands-free driving.

Many people dream of owning an autonomous car where they can relax with completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B.  According to a recent report from Telefónica Digital found the percentage of cars with built-in connectivity will jump from 10 percent today to 90 percent by 2020.

 

 

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MIT researchers envision a future of talking cars that can plan driver’s day

Researchers are building systems to enable humans to collaborate with robots and vehicles.

In the morning, you wake up and your robot starts the coffee maker and then sends the daily calendar to the car. The car then works on a plan that makes sure you keep to that schedule. This is the vision of MIT researchers who are developing systems to help people collaborate with robots and vehicles.

 

 

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Race to build the world’s first driverless car: Infographic

Do you think driverless cars will operate in the real world?  Several manufacturers are now in a race to build the world’s first driverless car.  It appears that Google currently has the highest chance of developing the technology and software to make this a reality.

 

 

 

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Silicon Valley is winning the autonomous car race

America’s Independent Electric Light and Power Companies magazine ad from 1957.

A 1957 ad shows a family playing a game in their car as it cruises down a highway, its steering wheel unattended. “One day your car may speed along an electric super- highway, its speed and steering automatically controlled by electronic devices embedded in the road,” reads the copy. “Highways will be made safe — by electricity! No traffic jams … no collisions … no driver fatigue.”

 

 

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Driverless cars and the end of distracted driving: Infographic

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In 2009, auto accidents caused by distracted driving left over 5,000 people killed, and 450,000 injured. With smartphone use growing rapidly, along with new developments like Facebook integration with your car’s dashboard, the number of distracted driving accidents, it would seem, has nowhere to go but up.

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BrainDriver – Researchers Drive Car with Their Minds

 

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 It’s not quite Professor Xavier-level mind control, but researchers at AutoNOMOS Labs in Germany have developed a system that drives a vehicle by reading a person’s brain waves. So this is what it feels like to watch the future.

 

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Google Road Testing Vehicles That Can Drive Themselves

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A Google engineer, in a self-driving car parked in Silicon Valley after a road test.

Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with a curious funnel-like cylinder on the roof. Harder to notice was that the person at the wheel was not actually driving.

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Audi Autonomous TTS – Driverless Sports Car

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Audi Autonomous TTS

Audi is working hard on a car that doesn’t require the driver to anything except sit there and watch the scenery go by. It’s called the “Autonomous Audi TTS,” not the catchiest of names, and it’s “intended to explore the best capabilities of current and future driver assistance technologies.” (Pics and video)

 

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