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The fast growing realm of autonomous cars has extensive advantages for the commercial sector as well as the defense and security fields.

Innovative developments in unmanned vehicles for ground, naval and air environments have been proving their efficiency and contribution in saving lives in challenging situations for several years, and serve as a cost efficient alternative to manned systems.

Commercial autonomous vehicles also offer efficient and rapid solutions which include drone deliveries, a new field that has been waiting for the easing of regulation regarding flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), autonomous cars and more.  

Traditional car manufacturers are running Silicon Valley research centers for the development of autonomous solutions.

According to fortune.com, autonomous vehicle technology is improving rapidly. Soon technological capability won’t be the greatest impediment to adoption; societal friction will be. The tech community will have to collaborate with policymakers, regulators, insurance providers, and consumer advocates to address the significant social, regulatory, and legal challenges autonomous vehicles will create.

Similarly to the security and defense developments, autonomous cars are meant to save lives and prevent injury. However, there can be many failures, such as in the case of Uber’s self-driving cars that missed at least six red lights in San Francisco last year.

The path to level 5 autonomy, or a completely autonomous vehicle that performs equally to a human, will be incremental and evolutionary, with drivers and autonomy coexisting for a long period of time.

Various solutions for UAVs and other unmanned systems will be at the focus of the forthcoming AUS&R Conference and Exhibition – Autonomous Unmanned Systems and Robotics. The event, organized by iHLS, will take place on September 18th, 2017 at the Lago Conference Center in Rishon LeZion.

For more details

Booth/sponsorship: Keren Kalderon  [email protected]i-HLS.com   +972-52-3653165