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By Kate Riley, TechRogers.com
Though many of us might have heard about self-driving cars, the idea has mostly been restricted to daydreams and books and some movies.
However, all this is supposed to break into reality within the next few years, possibly months.
The entire world is waiting with bated breath as Google and others to put the finishing touches on their much talked about self-driving cars.
It certainly is a technological marvel and there are quite a few interesting technologies involved.
For example, self-driving cars have some of the best GPRS and navigation systems. This helps a lot in navigating the vehicles through tough and difficult terrain without running the risk of accidents and other mishaps.
They also come with some of the most advanced anti-collision devices which ensures that even when moving through heavy traffic, the vehicles would be in a position to come to a grinding halt or give way to other vehicles if it is travelling at a specified speed.
More of the technologies are listed below in the infographic.
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The tremendously growing popularity of motion controlled devices has created some truly unique opportunities for young motion control enthusiasts.
So if you are passionate about creating machines and systems that automate mechanical tasks and get things done easier and faster, you could use some clarification on what motion control components are, how they work and how you can use them in creative ways to reduce human effort and increase efficiency.
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The industrial sector is “still in the early stages” of internet of things adoption, according to a new report, although it says the vast majority have made a start.
Bsquare’s 2017 Annual IIoT Maturity Study reveals 86 percent of industrial organizations have adopted IoT but “fewer than half” are using advanced analytics and only a quarter have taken steps to automate the application of insights
Bsquare is a provider of industrial IoT solutions, and its report explores the current IoT adoption progress of business buyers in the sectors of manufacturing, transportation, and oil and gas. [Read more…] about Industrial sector ‘still in early stages’ of IoT, says report
Drones are set to become a multi-billion dollar industry over the next few years, and with the likes of Amazon, Walmart and Google all developing UAV technology it seems the fight for the ‘drone crown’ is fully under way.
But what industries are already embracing drones and what stand out devices are they developing?
This infographic, produced by RS Components, provides a bird’s eye view of the drones sector. [Read more…] about Game of Drones: An epic infographic by RS Components
Seven out of 10 Fortune 100 companies now offer industrial internet products, services, or initiatives, according to new research published by InField Clipboard.
Although the Internet of Things is popular in consumer applications, most IoT developments are being made for major companies like General Electric, Rolls Royce, AT&T and Google.
The world of IoT is constantly growing. In 2006, there were only 2 billion objects connected to the Internet of Things. [Read more…] about 70 per cent of Fortune 100 companies use the industrial internet, says report
The global market for advanced driver assistance systems is set to treble over the next decade, according to figures seen by Robotics and Automation News.
Although the numbers are from two different reports, they provide a broad overview of a market which is set for exponential growth.
The overwhelming majority of vehicles on the road today do not have ADAS, while new cars are mostly produced with some elements of ADAS included.
This means that the scope for growth is huge. Moreover, the technology essentially transforms entirely mechanical machines into intelligent machines, or robots on wheels.
Robotics and Automation News has produced a briefing on ADAS which is available now, free to subscribers. It reports some of the latest news, and many of the most important companies in the sector.
The industrial automation and robotics markets is to grow at around 12 per cent a year to be worth almost $80 billion by 2022, according to a report by Markets and Markets, which produced the infographic below.
This is the full list of SAE’s autonomy levels:
Level 0 – No Automation: The full-time performance by the human driver of all aspects of the dynamic driving task, even when enhanced by warning or intervention systems.
Level 1 – Driver Assistance: The driving mode-specific execution by a driver assistance system of either steering or acceleration/deceleration using information about the driving environment and with the expectation that the human driver performs all remaining aspects of the dynamic driving task.
Level 2 – Partial Automation: The driving mode-specific execution by one or more driver assistance systems of both steering and acceleration/deceleration using information about the driving environment and with the expectation that the human driver performs all remaining aspects of the dynamic driving task.
Level 3 – Conditional Automation: The driving mode-specific performance by an Automated Driving System of all aspects of the dynamic driving task with the expectation that the human driver will respond appropriately to a request to intervene.
Level 4 – High Automation: The driving mode-specific performance by an Automated Driving System of all aspects of the dynamic driving task, even if a human driver does not respond appropriately to a request to intervene.
Level 5 – Full Automation: The full-time performance by an Automated Driving System of all aspects of the dynamic driving task under all roadway and environmental conditions that can be managed by a human driver.