Although we are not yet living in a society where cars can drive themselves without assistance. In this post, we will be looking at self driving cars. Among many capabilities, it is fair to say that these cars are a building block for a system where it is self to be in a car without a driver.
Top 5 Self Driving Cars Available
Below is the list of self driving cars to watch out for.
- Tesla Model S P100D
- Mercedes-Benz S 500 | Mercedes-Benz
- BMW 7-Series
- Lexus LS500h | Lexus
- Audi A8
Tesla Self Driving Cars Model S P100D
Tesla is the industry leader in the technology of self driving cars technology. Elon Musk and his companies are working hard on a lot of futuristic technologies. Since 2014, Tesla has made a lot of updates including the cameras and radar technologies, as well as 360 degrees acoustic sensors around the car. Lots of work has been done over the years as it enters its second generation of self driving cars the cars are now capable of switching lanes on their own. However, the company warns drivers not to turn on driving duties completely.
Mercedes-Benz S 500 | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes poses a real challenge to Tesla in Self driving cars tech. The Mercedes s 5oo displays much of its advancement in that front. The car’s adaptive cruise control can enable the car to maintain lanes. Another control system in place is the ability of the car to remind the driver to take control after some time in control. However, the car is totally capable of parking its self driver free.
Keeping in pace next to Tesla and Mercedes is the BMW 7 series. The latest 7 Series enables users to switch between an Active Driving Assistant. The self driving car uses a lot of sensors but still requires the driver to have one hand on the wheel. Other functions include a gesture Control system. Like others on the list, the 7 Series is capable of self-parking function.2018
Lexus LS500h | Lexus
Toyota is another company that has taken self driving cars seriously. The Lexus LS introduces a lot of semi-autonomous features that relieve a lot from the driver. The technology installed includes an emergency stop assistance, Lane Maintenance, Lang change Assist and a curve detection that allows the car to negotiate bends. Despite these advance technologies, Toyota advice that drivers should not sleep off while driving.
Audi’s slogan “Vorsprung Durch Technik” means “Truth in Engineering” in English. Indeed these words have driven them in creating cutting edge technologies over the years. The A-series car has for long stood out and appeared on some of the top futuristic films. The 2018 A8 showcases a lot including the LIDAR which is a combination of radar lasers technology in detecting obstructions, cameras, and other sensors. Audi rates this car as the first of level 3 self driving cars. Claims that it can control itself at a speed of 60 kilometers an hour.
It is obvious that we are not there yet but we are getting close to see a car that can operate totally free of the driver’s attention. A car that you can sleep off while it drives. But with the progress of the cars on this list is truly laudable and shows that there is more to come.