Autonomous driving

Autonomous driving could be described as active safety in its most advanced form. It will be accomplished when and if technology allows vehicles to be completely self-operating, independent of any input at all from the driver. In reality this requires vehicles to have driving capabilities comparable to those of an experienced human driver with the addition of being able to handle critical traffic situations reliably and that the systems are meticulously tested. There is a clear trend among prototype developers to create technology for self-driving vehicles, but an enormous amount of research and development is still required if the systems are to be sufficiently safe and reliable throughout a vehicle’s lifetime.