Artificial intelligent (robot) cars have been discussed for decades by science fiction writers. Many of the stories concentrate on the development of these cars to eventually replace human drivers. These stories typically have a villain manipulating the mass public with a secret plan to fully automate a system, driving around on all day without supervision. In real life, self-driving cars are the stuff of science fiction. There are currently many tests being conducted on self-driving cars. Many of these projects involve creating a system that allows cars to communicate with each other and with other cars, as well as with their steering systems and brake lights.
The first goal of any autonomous car system may be just to drive itself. It may do this in a completely uncontrolled environment, with no one but you at the wheel. However, as the system becomes better and more detailed, it may become more difficult to keep it under control. If you have ever driven erratically in rush hour traffic, you know how scary it can be. It can also be an extremely dangerous way to travel. As the technology behind these cars gets closer to reality, they will become even safer.
In fact, self-driving cars may soon be able to drive across towns and cities without the need of human supervision. That may sound like science fiction today, but think about what self-driving cars can do in the future. They could potentially commute to work, save fuel, reduce pollution, and save lives. They could also prevent traffic jams and increase city productivity. This is because of the new real-time information technology that is starting to come online.
Some artificial intelligence cars can already drive around the block and park themselves. Others may be able to avoid accidents and drive themselves to work, or safely in and around town. These cars will be communicating with other cars, other trucks and the city itself, which will allow them to adapt to any situations that might be presented. As the technology behind artificial intelligence cars improves, so will these advantages.
There is currently no law that states that autonomous cars should make a overt attempt to copy the actions of humans. However, many major car manufacturers are considering introducing self-driving cars to the market. Some are already in production. Google has been testing its own self-driving car for a while. It showed off its system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this past January. The company is also reportedly interested in purchasing the Lotus 7 computer developed by Google’s self-driving car project.
Self-driving cars will never be an illegal car in the United States. However, there may be limits on their use. For instance, in Florida, where speeding is a major problem, the state requires drivers to keep a certain speed limit. The federal government is expected to issue a final rule on self-driving cars sometime within the next year or so.
There are some ethical issues with self-driving cars. They have been linked to accidents, killing pedestrians, and angering other motorists and pedestrians. One car company has already stated that it will sue a driver who was hit by its artificially intelligent vehicle in May. It is also believed that in the future artificial intelligence cars will be able to drive without human supervision. This could present a serious safety concern.
Currently there are guidelines regarding the use of self-driving cars. Testing of self-driving cars is restricted to roads with clear navigation and traffic signs. In the future it is likely that all roads will be capable of using artificial intelligence car technologies. Until then, Americans can be comforted in the knowledge that they will be safe and legally admissible in most cases.