The Past, Present, and Future of Self-Driving Cars

We’ve heard and continue to hear about self-driving cars, but we have yet to see them out on our roads, and how did these self-driving cars get their start? The team at Placentia Super Service is here to break it down for you, starting with the past and ending with the future of self-driving cars. 

The technicians at Placentia Super Service in Placentia strives to stay on the cutting-edge of technology. The automotive industry is ever changing, but our team is ready for whatever the industry throws our way, including self-driving cars. Take a look at this breakdown of the past, present, and future of self-driving cars: 

  1. Past: The biggest technological breakthroughs for driverless cars happened in the 1980s with the availability of cheaper and smaller computer parts. Subsequently, Jaguar Cars developed a vehicle with autopilot mode, which included cruise control, collision warning, and automatic lane following. This vehicle was one of the first successful projects for self-driving cars. 
  2. Present: Inspired by tech companies, major automobile manufacturers, including Ford, GM, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Toyota, have been testing driverless car systems. Many say by this year, 2020, they will be mass producing self-driving cars. Toyota plans to launch their first driverless car in 2020, right before the Olympic games. Audi claims their next-generation Audi R8 will function better than human beings. 
  3. Future: Before we can see driverless cars completely on the road, these vehicles will need to be tested and isolated in autonomous cities constructed by testing centers. However, we can still benefit from partial autonomous technology, including lane-changing systems, crash-avoidance, and post-accident braking. 

The next time your vehicle needs service, turn to the technicians at Placentia Super Service. We stay abreast of the automotive industry, and we are looking forward to what the automotive industry has to offer, including driverless cars. Schedule an appointment online. Placentia Super Service is conveniently located at 643 S. Melrose Street, Placentia, CA 92870. 


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