Your Car Is Going Automated: What Does That Mean For You The Driver?

It was only a matter of time before it happened. We knew it was coming and now it is here. The automated car. The car that can do many of the key functions itself without you. The driver is close to unnecessary. But how does it all work?

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How does your car automate many of its different features?

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The road to autonomous vehicles

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You will have undoubtedly heard about the self-driving cars being developed by Google and the Auto-pilot mode available in Tesla models. Whilst this technology as a whole vehicle isn’t there for mass production yet, we are not far off.

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But right now, we have multiple aspects of driving and car functions that are completely automated given the situation. These include self-parking technology, automated braking to prevent crashes and cars maintaining both lane discipline and distance from the car in front. The driver is becoming a passenger who is there in case of emergencies rather than in constant control.

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The self-parking car

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The idea is that drivers will be able to pull up to a shop