Recent developments in the automotive sector provided a glimpse of future mobility with autonomous driving – safer roads, improved road usage and traffic efficiency, lower emissions, the introduction of self-driving uber-like services and possibly changes in city landscapes towards a more sustainable urban living.
Autonomous driving is no longer just a concept. Self-driving vehicles are already hitting the road in some countries. The connected car is already here in many ways with advanced telematics becoming more and more available on a wide range of vehicles, Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) almost a reality. This article focuses on the enabling technologies which pave the way towards the vehicles of the future.