Connectivity within vehicles has been growing at an exponential level over the past few years. It was just five or six years ago when the maximum connectivity you had within a vehicle would be a digital screen that you could use to work the radio and other components. Now most vehicles are heavily electronic, and increasingly rely on connectivity to the internet. Along with some neat features that can help drivers when on the road, such connectivity is also paving the way towards driverless cars in the near future. In fact, some models of driverless cars are already in production and testing.
Are Driverless Cars Already Viable?
It is easy for us to imagine a future where we are all sitting back in our cars and being automatically driven to the places we want to reach. However, so much work must go into these vehicles before they are ready for public consumption. Even the few tests that have been completed by companies like Tesla and Google have shown serious flaws.
What Components Go Into a Driverless Car of the Future?
There are still so many components that need to be ironed out before driverless cars are a true reality. Components such as wireless antennas must be exceptional, not only for transmitting data but for ensuring all the sensors within the vehicle are operating in the correct manner. And to ensure those antennas at performing at a top level, companies will need to produce small components like hybrid couplers and the hybrid combiner at an even higher level of precision than their present forms.
Driverless Cars Promise an Exciting Future
Despite the challenges ahead, people are excited about the prospect of driverless cars, and what they could mean for the future. It is still unclear whether we would enter a world where everyone had their own driverless cars, or whether we would rely on a fleet of driverless vehicles from companies such as Uber and Lyft. In either case, it will be an exciting future.