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Old 26th October 2016, 11:03   #46
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Another area where this technology could be deployed is long-distance transportation by trucks. This was recently in the news as below:

Uber and Anheuser-Busch Make First Autonomous Trucking Beer Delivery

"Transportation experts predict the earliest applications of autonomous technology will be in self-driving trucks, not cars. The technology is best suited to the relative predictability of long hauls on highways, rather than busy city streets with many distractions."

http://fortune.com/2016/10/25/uber-a...beer-delivery/
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RC Bhargava says:

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Maruti Suzuki Chairman R C Bhargava says such autonomous vehicles will not work in India as "nobody obeys any of the driving rules".
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"I think no technology will work here when nobody obeys any of the driving rules, no nobody obeys any of the systems which are there. How will you devise a technology that will predict customer behaviour, nobody can predict customer behaviour?" he said.
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Tesla's self driving demo.

Its in an ideal situation, though.

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BMW breaks up with it's research partner ..

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bm...-idUSKBN13D1BR
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WHILE FORD TARGETS FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FOR RIDE SHARING IN 2021; INVESTS IN NEW TECH COMPANIES, DOUBLES SILICON VALLEY TEAM.

https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...g-in-2021.html
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WHILE FORD TARGETS FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FOR RIDE SHARING IN 2021; INVESTS IN NEW TECH COMPANIES, DOUBLES SILICON VALLEY TEAM.
Contrary to what some believe, I think we will see some form of autonomous cars introduced in various parts of the world in the next 5-10 years on a very large scale.

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Contrary to what some believe, I think we will see some form of autonomous cars introduced in various parts of the world in the next 5-10 years on a very large scale. -Jeroen
Well said Jeroen. I for one would be delighted if semi-autonomous cars came first followed by three quarters autonomous and then full state. The people who need them the most are the differently abled citizens and the elderly. For both, especially the differently abled, autonomous cars will make a significant difference to their lives.

When we look forward prediction is fraught with risk of mis-judgement but sometimes technology changes simply sweep away the past. A few in recent times have been - first the way the internet has changed the way we communicate, research, shop, bank, store data and what not and all this happened in a swoop between the mid-1990s and late 2000s. Second the way mobile telephony has changed the spread of telecommunications in India from waiting for a land line in the early 1990s to 600 million odd cell phones today. Long distance travel in 1950 was primarily by sea - intercontinental air travel was less than 0.3% of passenger traffic. By 1963 it was all over, literally, thanks to the iconic Boeing 707 and DC-8. As recently as 1983 you waited in queue in India to buy a Premier Padmini or the HM Ambassador....and today?

So electric cars and at least partly autonomous cars may be closer to us in time than we think.
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