Recent studies suggest that by 2025, there will be over 10 million self-driving cars in the United States. AI-powered cars are here whether we like it or not, and there are a few innovations that promise to completely change the way we look at driving in the modern world. Self-driving cars are perhaps the biggest innovation in terms of artificial intelligence implementation in the automotive industry, especially with companies like Tesla pioneering the new wave of vehicles. The following AI innovations will shape the future of the automotive industry.
AI in Vehicle Manufacturing
The fact that most automotive companies around the world are starting to implement AI in the manufacturing of vehicles has spurred competition in that section of the market. This means that many manufacturing factories are beginning to use machine learning and other AI technologies to speed up the process of building parts and putting cars together. AI has allowed manufacturers to streamline the workflow of factories and cut out human error in the production of engines and car frames. This will make for a safer experience on the roads overall in the future.
Furthermore, the use of advanced technologies in the production of vehicles, such as self-driving and electric cars cuts out the costs of using parts like catalytic converters. A catalytic converter is the part of the engine that converts gas and fuel into the toxic emissions coming from the exhaust pipe of a car. These parts are extremely expensive and harmful to the environment, which is exactly what the technological innovations in the automotive industry are aiming to cut out.
L4 or High Automation Cars
An L4 or High Automation car is powered by AI technology to connect the driving experience to the real world like never seen before in the industry. They refer mostly to self-driving cars but are different in that an L4 car uses an inexpensive computing module to power the GPS and engine of the vehicle to make driving as pleasant and hands-off as can possibly be. These types of vehicles are truly bringing us into the future where it might be difficult to tell fact from fiction.
For example, cars utilizing this technology will allow drivers to tell their car that they’re tired of driving and allow the car to take over for a little while. This means that drivers will still maintain the ability to control their vehicles on the roads when they please, but still have the luxury of a self-driving car when they need it.
An AI-Driven Future
AI technology is here to stay and it’s best to make peace with it in its infancy stages. All in all, the technology will make for safer roads, cheaper vehicle manufacturing, and a far more pleasant driving experience for everyone involved. The technology is moving at a rapid pace and new implementations are expected to come out every month from here on out. Don’t be surprised if cars look completely different a year from now.