Self-Driving Cars Ready to Drive the Future? [Infographic]
It appears that autonomous vehicles are readying themselves to drive the future. Earlier this month, California licensed 27 ventures to test autonomous vehicles in the state – more than double the number from a year ago.
Waymo is today’s largest autonomous vehicle contributor, and according to the DMV, 77 out of 180 vehicles belong to Alphabet’s Waymo.
NuTonomy launched the world’s first autonomous taxi service in Singapore as a pilot program in August 2016. Audi, Tesla, Delphi, and MobilEye have autonomous programs set to launch in upcoming years. Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, is aiming to have driverless trucks by 2020. Hyundai will add driverless features in its cars by 2020, but will aim to have fully autonomous cars by 2030. Groupe PSA (also known as PSA Peugeot Citroën) is aiming to have their full driverless cars by 2020.
BCG recently did a study in collaboration with the World Economic Forum that suggests that vehicles with autonomous features could capture 25% of the new car market by 2035. The growth of both partially or fully autonomous vehicles could also reach up to $70 billion.
In the coming years, the main regional markets for autonomous cars will be North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Africa.
We’ve included an interesting infographic below designed by the folks at GetoffRoad that takes a look at the history and projected growth of autonomous cars.
Some of the areas it covers:
- Design of Autonomous Cars
- The advent of Google X
- Challenges faced by engineers while inventing these cars
- Growth of autonomous car market
- Various brands launching driver-less cars