You can't buy them just yet, but a few drivers in one state may soon start to see driverless cars on the streets.
Last week, Nevada passed a law that set out the conditions under which autonomous vehicles could operate on its streets. Among them: The cars must be fitted with special red license plates.
Today we have an infographic that explains each of the electronic systems that enables a vehicle to operate autonomously, including:
- Lane guidance
- Infrared camera(s)
- Stereo vision
- Wheel encoder
According to one estimate, two years ago distracted driving was the cause of more than 5,000 deaths in vehicle accidents and hundreds of thousands of injuries.
The problem is only going to get worse as mobile devices become ever more tightly linked to our lives, our work, and our communication with friends and loved ones.
So could driverless cars boost road safety by removing the distraction of driving?
Click on the infographic and decide for yourself.
Putting the Auto in Autopilot: Driverless Cars and the End of Distracted Driving
The infographic comes to us, by the way, courtesy of Colorado lawyer Daniel Rosen. Hmmmmmmmm.
As we've said before, we do luv us some infographics (here, here, here, and here, for instance).