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Autonomous driving and electrification are mutually beneficial

Autonomous driving and electrification are mutually beneficial

Posted On 19 Dec, 2018

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People living in big cities face a common problem on a daily basis. They need to drive around town with millions of others doing the same. All of this poses two main threats:

  • Environmental pollution
  • Dangers on the road

The incredible number of cars in cities leads to extremely high emissions and this is hazardous to nature. On the other hand, there is always the risk of an accident, either with another vehicle or a pedestrian.

The way to solve our problems

Both of these problems can be solved with the emergence of autonomous driving paired with car electrification. The good news is that in 2019 we will have plenty of cars for sale with those very features. While we are still at the beginning of this journey, there is no doubt that in about a decade, the pressure from car driving in cities will be significantly alleviated.

Let’s begin with autonomous driving and see how it can help. Such vehicles are typically called self-driving cars and they can detect the surroundings and travel with almost no human interaction. Please note that we say “almost” because such cars are not widely produced.

The main reason is legislation. At this point, car manufacturers have failed to convince society that a driverless car is perfectly safe on its own. While the AI is aided by the presence of numerous cameras and sensors, it still doesn’t make all the right decisions with consistency.

The potential upsides, however, are many because it is believed that an autonomous car will be able to predict collisions and eliminate human error. Since all of this is powered by electricity, we are now getting to the next point – electrical cars.

Without a doubt, these vehicles are the cleanest when it comes to emissions. While it is true that the production of one car battery discharges plenty of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, this form of driving is still very eco-friendly.

Additionally, car owners will not have to spend a penny on fuel. Unlike driverless cars, electric cars are actually part of the present and they are very real. There are some leading companies which produce 100% electrical cars. Almost all other manufacturers have some hybrid models.

The hybrid combines a battery with a combustion engine but still has very low emissions and is definitely a viable choice.

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